Song of the Day: Kite Thief – ‘Judge Judy & Executioner’

Kite Thief

Bursting with an abundance of vibrancy, Kite Thief have quickly shown they are ones to watch. ‘Judge Judy & Executioner’ is one of the standout tracks of the Bristol band’s debut EP – ‘Ambiviolent’.

Arriving last month, the quintet show a flair for blending massive hooks with electro quirks and equally big riffs. ‘Judge Judy & Executioner’ showcases all that in the best way possible, serving as an infectious, adrenaline rush.

“This is probably my favourite song that we have ever written. It was the first song that we fully completed when we started writing again, and during that time I was going through an awful breakup from a long-term relationship,” explains Kite Thief vocalist Elin Allin. ‘Judge Judy & Executioner’ benefits from Allin’s emotions, serving as an outpouring.  “I was confused, angry and bitter, and this song encompasses all of that. But it has been a huge part of my healing process and has come full circle. Now it is just the most fun, energetic and cathartic song to play live.”

Signed to Year Of The Rat Records, Kite Thief will be hitting the road hard in the coming months with headline dates followed by shows supporting Marisa And The Moths, as well as festival appearances at Takedown Festival and 2000trees Festival.

22nd Subside, Birmingham
23rd Bear Cave, Bournemouth
24th The Junction, Plymouth
25th Bunkhouse, Swansea
29nd Rough Trade, Bristol
1st 229 Venue, London
2nd B2 Venue, Norwich
3rd The Star Inn, Guildford
14th Metal for Good Stage, Takedown Festival
May (Supporting Marisa And The Moths)
2nd Sub 89, Reading
3rd The globe, Cardiff
10th Star and Garter, Manchester
11th Rock City, Nottingham
12th The Underworld, London
7th Brudenell Social Club Leeds
08 The Grove, Newcastle Newcastle
10th 2000trees Festival

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