Kite Base, a two-piece band consisting of bass guitarists Ayse Hassan (Savages) and Kendra Frost, have announced details of a headline U.K. tour in June.
The band previously announced a run of shows supporting Thor & Friends (Thor Harris of Swans / Shearwater) and an appearance at this year’s Field Day Festival.
The band also recently played a sold-out show at London’s Kamio, bagged a double-page spread in Loud & Quiet and picked their top-5 albums for London in Stereo.
Tickets for their headline shows go on pre-sale via the band’s website from 9am Wednesday 5th April and general sale on Friday 7th April.
The band recently released Transition, which was accompanied by a visually stunning video based around live footage taken from the band’s sold-out show at London’s Electrowerkz at the end of last year and directed by Simone Pellegrini & Giorgio Testi.
The track is a taster from their forthcoming debut album, Latent Whispers, which is released on Friday May 26th 2017. The 9-track album can be ordered now via Pledge Music.
Recent praise for Kite Base:
“There are traces of everything from Stereolab’s urban sophistication to PJ Harvey’s ferocity to Radiohead’s artful darkness to Sufjan Stevens’ childlike singsong in this music” Stereogum
“Undoubtedly as dark and rhythmically focussed as Savages, the project utilises these influences in a quite distinct fashion” Clash
“Dadum is a promising first move, a mix of post-punk intrigue and pop grace” The Guardian
Broken spectral garage and glittering dub bassline music. With rainbow specs on. The duo bring together the heaviest, darkest and sweetest of the UK underground. Within just a few months of forming, their first single, Restraint of Beasts, was chosen as BBC Introducing’s ‘Record of the Week’.
“Delighted that Indus Traps music landed in my inbox, influenced by Massive Attack and Bonobo- they are huge. That’s why it was my BBC introducing record of the week” Jericho Keys / BBC Introducing
“Indus Traps, Drag you in, Play with your senses then spit you out still wanting more” Phil C presenter of 92.2 Sheppey FM
“While Dirty Freud works his socks off in the engine room it is Wonder Woman Lou Barnell who catches and keeps your attention. Tall, rangy, lithe, chatty (and blonde) and with a good voice, she could probably front just about any band. She has an athletic, exotic stage routine, delivering her songs in various contorted positions, which at one point included one-handed press-ups” David Bentley- Too Many Blogs