Comprised of Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg, Kite is a Swedish electro pop act, who have become superstars, who routinely sell out shows in their native Sweden — all while uncompromisingly doing things their own way, as they’ve only released EPs. The duo of Stenemo and Berg are set to embark on a short Stateside tour, which includes a NYC stop at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday, and to build up buzz for the tour, they recently released the video for “Count The Days.” And when you hear the single, you’ll see why they’re huge in Sweden, as the duo pairs vocals that express desperate longing, self-loathing and self-doubt with a tense industrial/electro pop production featuring icy synth stabs, menacingly swirling atmospherics, enormous, tweeter and woofer rocking beats and an infectiously anthemic hook that will likely remind some listeners of Depeche Mode and others.
The recently released video features the moody background lighting the duo has developed a reputation for in their native Sweden and naturally it emphasizes the mental state of the song’s narrator — a narrator, who sounds as though they’re at the very end of their rope, both mentally and emotionally.
Check out tour dates below.
24 July: New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
27 July: Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
28 July: La Crosse, WI – Warehouse Rocks- (all Ages)
31 July: Terminus Festival, Calgary
2 August: Seattle, WA – Highline Bar,
3 August: Portland, OR – The Lovecraft Bar
4 August: San Francisco, CA – Body Shock @ Elbo Room
5 August: Los Angeles, CA- Das Bunker @ Union
6 August: San Diego, CA – San Diego Art Institute