After the success of its first single, you’d be hard pressed to find a more anticipated record than The Kite String Tangle’s debut EP Vessel. With “Given the Chance” catapulting the project of Brisbane’s Danny Harley to heights even he could not have anticipated, his growing legion of fans will now be treated to an extended view of the undeniable talent’s work.
The anticipation we now see speaks volumes about the incredible rise Harley’s career has taken, and also the ascending trajectory it will undoubtedly continue on. The past 12 months has seen peak after peak, with “Given the Chance” amassing well over 1 million Soundcloud plays before taking out the #19 spot on the 2013 Triple J Hottest 100.
He’s grown as a live performer too, with two sold-out national tours slotting in between appearances at Byron’s Falls Festival and the Groovin the Moo Tour seeing fans flock in their thousands to experience his captivating live show. This year also saw him take the US by storm, playing a number of showcases at the highly-regarded SxSW before dropping in for a guest appearance at the star-studded Coachella Festival.
Amidst this unbelievably demanding schedule, Harley has managed to put the finishing touches on his debut record, with Vessel showing all his early promise was far from a flash in the pan. Current single “Arcadia” again displays Harley’s ability to produce delicate electro-pop, which explores his own feelings of nostalgia and introspection in a way that will reach all music lovers.
What makes The Kite String Tangle phenomenon even more impressive is the fact that it’s entirely his own design, operating as a unique triple- threat in today’s industry as a singer/songwriter/ producer. From the playful “Stone Cold” (featuring Vocalist Tiana Khasi) to the driving synth-wave epic “What’s the Point”, the EP flows effortlessly from the start, with each track a carefully crafted musical gem in its own right.
This is a truly special collection of music from an artist clearly at the peak of their powers. The anticipation has not been for nothing, The Kite String Tangle is here to stay.