At a time when isolationism and ideological inward-looking, seem to be gripping the western world with greater effect every day, Kettle of Kites are a band unafraid to break the curve. With its constituent members hailing from Scotland, England, Belgium and Italy, Kettle of Kites gaze far beyond the borders of Earth and transfix upon the wonders of the universe and its limitless possibilities. Arriving in 2019 like a pan-European, sci-fi space rock programme, the four piece will deliver their new album: ‘Arrows’, an innovative concept record inspired by the works of science-fiction pioneer: Isaac Asimov.
New single, ‘Weathervane’, arrives as a stimulating first extract from the record. Exploring the idea of ‘Psychohistory’ first proposed by Asimov in his universally acclaimed Foundation series, ‘Weathervane’ finds Kettle of Kites ruminating on the core principles of space and time and the potential of wielding them to predict the path of the future…
As frontman Tom Stearn explains:
“The song is about time, past and future, and, as with all of the tracks on the record, is linked with the sci-fi world of Isaac Asimov, here taking inspiration from the imagined science of Psychohistory, which predicts major events in human history through analysis of big data. It’s a song which poses questions about fate, faith and the bigger picture we’re all part of.”