Album review: Kyte - 'Dead Waves' (Kids)

If you like your shoegaze a bit more hobnailed, step this way

Another band made out of rainbow (see also The Radio Dept., Sigur Rós, Stars, Mew), Leicestershire’s Kyte gaze at the new shoe while keeping the other foot in the commercial. Where lazier shimmer-mongers tend to billow out records with samples of cherubim shitting clouds to disguise tunes with the substance of the vacuum, ‘Dead Waves’ is all about the song – ‘You’re Alone Tonight’ and ‘Designed For Damage’ are rooted in solid folktronic songwriting that provides a real meat and marrow. Plush and elegiac, but with a morbid hint of mutilations, it’s like being lulled to sleep by the script from Saw IV. Treasure it before BT discover it to soundtrack their Infinity Package.

Mark Beaumont
7 / 10

Share This

More Reviews

Hurts - 'Surrender'

They’re still sombre, but the Manchester pop duo flirt with optimism on a fist-pumping third album

Don't Miss
Latest Tickets
NME On Social
NME Store