Euphoric, soul-stirring indie-pop written lovingly under the east coast Australian sun. This is Melbourne-based five-piece Kite Club and their latest single ‘Jupiter Smiling’ taken from forthcoming debut album Fresh Air For Humans.
Formed in 2010 on a 50-acre citrus orchard, Kite Club is the brainchild of Melbourne-based romantic Nicholas Futcher. Kite Club’s music evokes a strong sense of adventure, a colourful and optimistic take on the world around them. The band’s current line-up – cons
isting of Futcher, Joel Abbott, Kyle Lane, Andre Franco and Aiden McMillan – came together in 2012 after a
series of well-received hometown performances.
‘Jupiter Smiling’ is a warm and charismatic pop song incorporating both Futcher’s impressive falsetto and uplifting approach to song writing. As Futcher recounts, “Jupiter Smiling was written in the peak summer of 2012, a memorable trip… it was incredible having our place in the sun, and these feelings were embedded into the track.” The single was recorded by renowned Australian engineer Jean-Paul Fung whose impressive production credits include work with Australian indie legends Last Dinosaurs and Little Red. Tracked at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios, ‘Jupiter Smiling’ boasts a crisp, clean production style honouring the lush qualities of its instrumentation. An ode to the dreamy pop sensibilities of Belle and Sebastian and Wild Beasts, ‘Jupiter Smiling’ is the perfect soundtrack to a memorable summer road trip.
Having already beem featured in Pitchfork’s ‘Forkast’ for their debut EP ‘Esoterica’ (Speak’n’Spell 2010), here is a band that inspires and stays true to its goals. Kite Club’s forthcoming 2013 album Fresh Air For Humans is due for release late 2013.