Saturday, 8 March 2008
I've totally fallen for this Newcastle group - FIREKITES - who I'm told are about to release their debut through Spunk Records. It will be called The Bowery after the iconic abandoned coffee shop and arts space where the album was recorded.
Members of Firekites have spent time playing in or with Josh Pyke, Tucker Bs, Purplene, The Instant and The Herd. They've just supported Sea And Cake for the Sydney show of their tour and are also set to support Iron and Wine on the 11th at the Manning Bar, then hook up with some other Spunk types - Grand Salvo, Machine Translations and Holly Throsby - for a mini tour in April. I wish i could be there!
Official site here and myspace for the tunes and gig dates. There is also this little interview with the group.