SOUNDCLOUD WRAP: The Kite String Tangle
2013 was a ripping year for Danny Harley, better known to fans as THE KITE STRING TANGLE, the young solo producer based out of Brisbane who has been capturing imaginations and slaying hearts with his unique sombre electronic tunes.
With such a good year having ended and a new one beginning, TKST has some big plans for 2014. Recently announcing his huge national tour of Australia set for February, the artist will be galavanting around the country with his pal KILTER on support role playing a slew of shows to what is expected to be sold-out shows.
In anticipation for his first national headline tour, we sat down with Danny to discuss some tunes he’s loving right now in the latest edition of our SOUNDCLOUD WRAP.
‘This song kind of represents the whole North Borders album for me. Lots of amazing textures and musical exploration.’
DEPTFORD GOTH ‘Union’
‘This track was recommended to me at the start of last year and I find myself always coming back to it. Just an absolutely stunning song.’
JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW ‘Cavalier’
‘Talking about stunning songs, same goes for this one. One of those tunes that stops you in your tracks.’
MODERAT ‘Bad Kingdoms’
‘Bass that makes you accidentally buy an analogue synth before the songs through. Damn.’
MTNS ‘Lost Track Of Time’
‘I actually found this song being played live on Youtube and showed it to all my friends almost two years ago. Still amazing now.’
RUFUS ‘Desert Night’
‘Love Rufus. Love the Album. This is the best track on it for me. Go Them.’
SAFIA ‘Listen To Soul, Listen To Blues’
‘A super simple lyric that sticks with you and to me puts an exasperated lump in the throat. Ridiculously amazing voice on record and live too.’
WORLD’S END PRESS ‘Drag Me Home’
‘This song took me a while but has really really grown on me recently. The video clip is definitely worth a watch also.’
‘How dare a song be so beautifully magical. I think it has a perfect blend of organic and electronic instrumentation.’
SHY GIRLS ‘Second Heartbeat’
‘I was asked to remix this track early last year and was very pleased because it made me hear the original.’
Words by Nick Luke