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Sweden's KITE join Dais Records, release "Don't take the light away"

KITE, 2023 by Robert Hurula

by Robert Hurula

Proud to announce that Sweden’s celebrated dark synth-pop duo KITE have joined the Dais roster, dropping new single "Don’t take the light away" out everywhere today on digital. Check out the new single and shop their entire catalog here. Photo by Robert Hurula.

Since founding Kite in 2008, singer Nicklas Stenemo and keyboardist Christian Hutchinson Berg’s brooding fusion of cinematic electronics and anthemic pop has steadily elevated over the years into a stirring spectacle of passion, atmosphere, and communion, as immortalized in their 2019 performance at the Royal Swedish Opera backed by a 16-piece orchestra.

Although Stenemo and Berg grew up in small Swedish towns (Stenslanda and Tranås, respectively), Kite has carried them around the world, on extensive tours through dozens of countries. The elemental melody and emotion of Kite’s music resonates in every culture; their lyrics can be felt without being understood. This sense of potency extends to their recordings as well – Kite favor the EP format, having released six so far, in keeping with their “all killer, no filler” ethos.

2022 found the duo returning to the United States for a bi-coastal string of shows, sharing bills with other dark synth pioneers such as Front 242 and Cold Cave. But September 2023 marks a grand homecoming for Kite, headlining the largest show of their career at one of the world’s most breathtaking and beloved outdoor venues: Dalhalla. An open-air theater built into a former limestone quarry in central Sweden, it presents a fitting throne for Kite’s ascendence to the highest echelons of global synth-pop.

Don’t take the the light away

"This song has been in our lives for a while now, and those of you who attended any of our shows in the fall last year heard it in the set. Well, now we feel like it’s finished, and hope you like it ❤️

"We also want to share that we are entering a partnership with one of our absolute favorite labels - Dais Records. We have been buying their records for quite some time, so we really consider it an honor to be able to work together on this and future releases." - KITE


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