Kite Thief goes for a colossal slice of hard-hitting heavy rock on the intense trip of “Sweepstake”.
Kite Thief – Sweepstake
Kite Thief goes for a colossal slice of hard-hitting heavy rock on the intense trip of “Sweepstake”. Interesting usage of the singular with the song title, it feels apt for the song has a tremendous force of nature power that propels it. Her attitude rests front and centre, for the Riot grrrl spirit guides the track along with the utmost of care. References abound to Bikini Kill’s highly influential discography, as there is a punk ethos to the piece. Volume is a must for there is pure unbridled rush to the thing as it zooms along at a breakneck pace. Drums have a muscular cadence to them as they hit with chaotic rush.
The gigantic riffs introduce the track and help to set the tone. Everything about the sound feels positively massive as the approach seems to perfectly occupy every single element of the audio spectrum. Virtually delirious there is a beautiful joy to the way the song unfurls. Layer upon layer comes into the mix making sure that the piece has a kaleidoscopic gleam to it. Her voice features a tremendous commanding presence to it for the way that it grows and expands becomes truly all-consuming. Riffs reign supreme trying their hardest to take down the fury of the vocals, yet they too fail. From her lyrics a clear-eyed razor sharp insight appears one that cuts right to the very bone.
“Sweepstake” features Kite Thief’s sheer lust for life in a way that has a visceral edge about it.