Kettle of Kites release a new single ‘Weathervane’.
The band are the brainchild of chief lyricist and frontman of Admiral Fallow’s Tom Stearn, who have an album, ‘Arrows’, inspired by the sci-fi works of Isaac Asimov, scheduled for an October release.
The new material follows up debut release ‘Loan’, from 2015, which was much more a solo effort of Stearn, whereas the new lineup, a four-piece, is comprised of members hailing from Scotland, England, Belgium and Italy.
‘Weathervane’ was recorded by Emi Cioncoloni at ‘El Fish’ Studio in Genoa, Italy and further mixed and mastered by Nick Huggins and Ben TD at the A Pocket Full of Stones studio in Melbourne, Australia.
Joining Scotsman Strearn in the band’s new lineup are Genoa’s Pietro Martinelli (bass), Brussels-based Marco Giongrandi (guitar) and London-based drummer Riccardo Chiaberta.
The frontman said of the new single, written in Genoa: “The song is about time, past and future, and, as with all of the tracks on the record, is linked with the sci-fi world of Isaac Asimov, here taking inspiration from the imagined science of Psychohistory, which predicts major events in human history through analysis of big data. It’s a song which poses questions about fate, faith and the bigger picture we’re all part of.”
The video for the single, directed by Tiziano Colucci of Betabel Film, was filmed at Genoa’s Museum of Oriental Art, and features Kettle of Kites’ founding members Tom Stearn (vocals & resonator guitar), Marco Giongrandi (ukulele), Riccardo Chiaberta (piano), Pietro Martinelli (double bass); plus string accompaniment from Gigi Magnozzi (viola) Gabriele Montanari (cello).
The band have a one-off date at The Hug & Pint on 24 May. More at www.facebook.com/kettleofkitesmusic.