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Fans of KITES – and there are plenty following the work of the Newcastle indie quartet – will continue to be intrigued by the direction the band’s music is taking. New track Innocence & Gold opens with some of the acoustic indie feel of previous track Chilly Road. But this is quickly engulfed by the energy of the song, bringing out shades of the grittier grunge sound in previous song Witch.

Innocence & Gold shows KITES at their balanced best. The choruses here sound expansive and cinematic without beating you over the head with distortion. There’s a subtlety to this new track which maintains the vigour of a four-piece rock band, but which offers a complexity of sound in its deceptively short three-minute length. Gold.

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