Single Review – Kite Thief – Sweepstake

Here’s something brand spanking new for your earlobes. I give you Kite Thief. A quintet of Alt Rock / Prog Metal from Bristol, UK. Their sound is like dropping your candy in a gutter, sweet and topped with grit. Joyously brimming with angular riffs, catchy choruses and a ballsy rhythm section. It’s a filthy buy you still want to pop it back in your mouth. That’s how good it is.

On their track, ‘Sweepstake’ they say:

We gamble & bet our humanity in the digital world.

Sweepstake narrates how we share everything on our social media pages in the hope of accumulating ‘digital wealth’, but this amounts to nothing in the real world.

Humans are so eager to give up so much, both physically and mentally, for fake,
unsustainable virtual wealth. These social platforms, our phones, online advertising; they are all here to manipulate us.

They have changed our behaviour as a society, as humanity. We have two personas now, the real world us and the online us.

And the sad thing is; we fully recognise it and accept it. Clout has the value of gold, and we’re chasing rainbows. Join us and dance to the tune of our algorithmic masters.

With a track that gets straight to the point, ‘Sweepstake’ hits every single one of your nerves to make a point that this is such a powerful piece and noisetastic. The frenzy which comes from this track alone is unlike anything I’ve heard in the past twelve months and the breakdown in the final third takes no in a no holds barred way to make you want to hear more from this band and I think I can speak for everyone listening when I say I can’t wait to hear any future release that they have in the grand scheme of things.

Rating: 5/5

Check out ‘Sweepstake’ below.

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