Kite are a Swedish synthpop group composed of Nicklas Stenemo (The Mo, Melody Club) and Christian Berg (Yvonne, Strip Music, The April Tears). Originating from Malmö and now based in Stockholm they are signed to Progress Productions and have published six EPs since their debut in 2008. Each of them was released on CD and as a limited vinyl record edition. Kite have performed on festivals like Recession Festival in Århus, Denmark, and on Arvika Festival and Putte i parken in Sweden.
Their eponymous debut EP Kite was reviewed favourably by the Side-Line magazine comparing it to classic 1980s synthpop acts like Erasure or Yazoo, while the German Sonic Seducer noted singer Stenemo's distinctive voice. The EP Kite III was lauded for its original sound by Side-Line and Sonic Seducer, the latter marking a darker tone in this release. The release Kite IV has been seen as a mix of classic 1980s synthpop like OMD and modern, experimental sounds. Kite's sixth EP VI was released in 2015. It has been compared to the sound of Kraftwerk and Vangelis.
The 2010 single "Jonny Boy" reached position 49 in the Swedish charts.
KITE - Synth-Pop | Malmö, Schweden
Bandmitglieder: Christian Berg (Yvonne, Strip Music) und Nicklas Stenemo (The Mo, Melody Club)
Die Geschichte von KITE begann damit, dass Christian Berg Yvonne, Strip Music Ende 2007 Nicklas Stenemo (The Mo, Melody Club) darum bat, zu einem seiner Instrumental-Songs zu singen. Am nächsten Tag war die Demoversion zu ”My girl and I” fertig gestellt. Sie begannen täglich gemeinsam Songs in Nicklas' Studio zu machen. Dabei vermischte sich sich Christians Vorliebe für "monotone" Synth-Klänge mit den Pophiteinflüssen von Nicklas. Eines Tages verkaufte Nicklas seine Fender und KITE war geboren.