Canvas Kites

Indie, Australian

From the very recently smouldering, and unconfirmed ashes of Sydney sonic indie darlings Mercy Arms, comes another project with a sharp sensibility. Canvas Kites, a newly hatched three piece, sees vocalist/axeman Thom Moore swapping the brooding reverb pedal for something more akin to a sunny late-80s jangle. From what we have to go on (Wayside), I'm thinking Flying Nun pop, the Smiths, undiluted melody, with a dash of local-lad charm. All this is perpetuated by that great scrappy video clip on their website featuring Chinese take-away and the Opera House. Wayside is definitely one for lovers of balmy nights like that. Canvas Kites appear pretty damn dapper in their new skin, and are well schooled in the sounds they're splashing round in. To get it all well underway, they're playing a home-ground residency at the Oxford Arts Factory on Fridays in September. Might be a good way to hear another track of their's. Look forward to seeing where the road leads these three!

Canvas Kites - Wayside from Canvas Kites on Vimeo.



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