Bethan Shuff || 23rd March
After a year of relentless gigging and releasing The Gamechanger EP last June, The Red Kites are back with a brand new single, Set Me Free.
A huge brit-pop sounding intro of a groovy bass over rolling drums is followed by the introduction of a feed-backing guitar. Set Me Free is that track a band would open a festival set to – like Oasis’ F***in’ In The Bushes. It has a huge indie-rock presence in which I would imagine a roaring crowd and pint's flying everywhere as the band coolly stepped onto the stage.
James Biddulph’s rustic bluesy vocals weave through the bass and drums, paused momentarily by guitar licks and soft harmonics which slowly builds into a rockier, punchier chorus with everything coming together.
‘Do you believe in God, did you ever stop…’ the song deviates from what we assume would be the structure and provides a suspenseful, synthy sounding guitar before falling back in with funky vocals ‘to ever wonder why’. The track has a real groove to it, which is probably why it’s been bracketed as (Killer Groove), because it is. And I assure you it will have you dancing like you’re at Glastonbury.