Interview: Kyte

By on Tuesday, 27th January 2009 at 2:52 pm

KyteThere’s few ways I can describe Kyte without getting overly excited about the beauty of their music. It’s so chilled out and relaxed you can’t help but just be transported to another world when listening to it. We were fortunate enough to be able to sit down yesterday with Nick, the lead singer of Kyte yesterday who answered a few questions and helped us to get to know them a little bit better.

For those who are a bit slow off the mark, how would you describe your sound?
Its like electronic, melodic pop music. I think.

I’ve always imagined your music providing the soundtrack to some great film moments – have any of your tracks appeared on TV / films? Any particular shows / films you would love to see your music featured on?
Yeah a couple of things, HBO used it on a trailer for The Sopranos. The BBC has used our songs on football focus a couple of times, pretty surreal to see that was. Also in Japan they used our song on a big sumo wrestling program, which meant when we started playing our song Sunlight over there it always got a huge cheer. It would be awesome to be involved more with films and soundtracks, films like Somersault which Decoder Ring did the soundtrack for, and Half Nelson with Broken Social Scene. The music has an amazing impact.

Your take on Solsbury Hill is pretty amazing. What inspired you to do it? Do you know if Peter Gabriel has heard it?
It was Tom’s idea and creation, we are all huge fans of the original song. We don’t know if he’s heard it or not, it would certainly be nice to meet him at somepoint. He is a huge influence, maybe we could persuade him to sing on a song of ours or something.

You guys have been on our radar for just over a year now and have slowly improved and gathered more press coverage – where do you see yourselves in another years time?
Who knows… we are looking forward to releasing some of our new songs this year, and playing them live. Some plans are starting to take shape for touring and the summer etc, so we’re all excited about that.

What have you all been listening to lately? Do you all like similar stuff, or is there an argument for who’s music gets played in the studio / tour van / dressing room?
I never know too much what the others have been listening to, I know Scott the other day was telling me more about Sebastian Tellier as we unfortunately missed him at Latitude. We were also talking about Digitalism’s album, and South Central. I’ve been listening to loads of CD’s my girlfriend gave me, The Acorn, Chairlift, Woodpidgeon and Simon & Garfunkel. I’l have to find out from Ben & Tom what they’ve listened to recently.

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