The Kite String Tangle is back and boy, is he back with a new sound. The Brisbane electronic musician has debuted a darker, UK garage-inspired sound with two new singles this morning, the lead called P()L4R and another called C()D3X.
Both are more brooding than we've ever heard from the producer - gone are the tinkling, airy synths and euphoric soundscapes, leaving in its wake a rumbling sound, deeper voices and a drop that makes us wanna grab our glow sticks and hit a rave.
He's also gonna be hitting the east coast for a set of shows this May - Sydney's The Lansdowne on May 30th, Brisbane's The Brightside on May 31st and Melbourne's Howler on June 1st.
We had a quick sit-down with the mastermind, Danny Harley, to chat about the two new jams.
What or who inspired the darker, UK garage-inspired sound of P()L4R?
I’ve always loved artists like Burial, Fourtet and Jamie xx and they definitely are big hitters in that sort of "post-UK-garage” sound. I’ve always resonated with that kind of thing, it’s just taken a minute for me to work it in to my own productions like I’m beginning to.
Was it an active decision to create something darker or did this particular song just come out that way?
Definitely an active decision. I have a lot more music coming that will be similarly bleak. I think it’s an interesting progression for me as an artist and producer and it’s come really naturally so I’ve just let it take over a bit. There’s still elements that tie in with my previous material but it’s definitely different.
What can you tell us about C()D3X, the single accompanying P()L4R?
This accompanying track is an instrumental and really showcases the production side of what I do. I think it’s a really good song to lead with to show people to expect another side to The Kite String Tangle. I’m really really excited to hear people’s reactions to it actually.
Check out C()D3X and more new releases on our Cool Accidents playlist on Spotify!