Though they may have little in the way of released music yet, White Kite’s debut track offers a promising start for the London four-piece. ’26’ is a sleek piece of ambient electronic-pop that builds into swooping choruses with soulful vocals. It’s definitely worth a listen:

Ahead of two live dates in London this January, we had a quick chat with main man Louis Shadwick to delve a little deeper into his and the bands influences.


If I had to describe our music in 3 words, I’d use…
Introverted, experimental, pop

My favourite film ever is…
The Lord of the Rings

The most famous person I’ve met is…
I sat across from Yannis from Foals on the Northern Line one time?

The song I hate the most is…
Bohemian Rhapsody, without question.

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Unemployment

If I was in a tribute band it would be a…
Elliott Smith or The Beatles

My favourite word is….
Home

If I had a super power I’d want it to be….
Teleportation, though it would make me quite lazy.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
Tokyo

I think you should listen to… 
C Duncan, Zola Blood, Abra, Hudson Scott, Rhye, Jamie Isaac

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Flying Lotus


Live: The Pickle Factory (w/ Zola Blood) – 19th Jan / New Crush at The Victoria – 25th Jan