The band released their debut album in 2009 with 2 successful singles, an animation and videos. Their 3rd single, ‘roo ba bah’, was an instant sell out in the summer of 2010 and their fourth single ‘revelation’ had it’s official launch last summer, despite having already topped DJ charts in Greece to earn the Christmas number 1 spot a year and a bit ago (just pipping Lady Gaga). Regularly on the homepage of iTunes around the world their music is available for download and streaming from hundreds of outlets including iTunes, Amazon Digital, Napster, and most European mobile phone networks.
Highly acclaimed ‘Farida’ guitars have recently used the band for endorsement alongside Oasis, Maximo Park, The Levellers and The Wombats, and the company has hailed them as ‘…one of the most exciting folk acts this country has produced in recent years’. Sync deals are coming in thick and fast too from the states and Europe.
Having regular airplay and live sessions on Xfm and other national stations, and numerous BBC stations such as BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 6, the loose kites are releasing an album recorded live, entitled ‘(everyone should) Live at the BBC’ in 2012. They have also recorded a completely live set at Telford’s Warehouse and hope to release that on vinyl, CD and electronically in the near future.
Having recorded their second album at Ferndale with Marc Joy(Dean Johnson, Rolan Bolan, Wishbone Ash, Tim and Sam band and The Saturdays) they are currently in the process of working with a new, as of yet undisclosed producer. Tlk continue to notch up prestigious festival dates too; they’ve played at the likes of Chester Rocks Festival, Moseley folk festival, headlining the main stage at The Gathering and the acoustic stage main stage at the Wickerman Festival.
The band has again turned to the mighty Stephen Smith (Turin Brakes, The Futureheads), creator of the ‘radiation vibe’ animation, to visualise the last single, ‘roo ba bah’, and currently discussing further ideas. There’s been more from Reel Vision, loose kites regulars, in the release of ‘revelation’. Which has already won an IOV AWARD for best Music video.