Kite Flying Robot

Kite Flying Robot

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
BandElectronicSynth

Like Daft Punk and Quincy Jones producing the lovechild of Devo and Arcade Fire under the guidance of Bowie and Max Headroom, Kite Flying Robot is tearing pop music a new butthole. Giant beats, aggressive electric guitar, and new wave synth bass provide the momentum to a landscape of synths, strings, horns, and lush harmonies to create a vintage yet futuristic sound.

Biography


Kite Flying Robot's origins began in San Francisco in 2005 as a one man live electronic/rock mashup experiment of Nikolas Thompson.  Over the years, KFR has also been based out of Oklahoma City and Seoul, Korea, and with the help of many talented friends has toured, released music videos, scored film music, released a few albums and EPs, and has lit up countless dance floors with their sinister pop anthems. 

Nov 2014 will see the release of their 2nd official LP, "Magic and Mystery", produced by Korean Music Award-winner BA Wheeler and famed LA-based producer Chris Fudurich (Finch, Jimmy Eat World, Britney Spears).

"The synth rock anthems of Kite Flying Robot may best be described as 'Darkpop', but the buoyant energy of the arrangements, the clever wordplay, and the romantic imagery, coupled with Thompson's clear tenor, leave one exhilarated - hopeful - joyous - and wanting more." -Mercury Photo

Selected Awards / Accomplishments


-Oklahoma Gazette's Woody Award 2011 for Best Electronic Act
-Tulsa Weekly's Best Dance Rock Band 2012
-Official performer in The Buffalo Lounge, an all-Oklahoma band showcase at SXSW 2011 at the famous Friends' Bar on 6th St
-Has performed in Seoul, Tokyo, London, and the United States, playing shows with bands like Future Islands, Octopus Project, Nico Vega, Colourmusic, Ringo Deathstarr, Prince Rama, and many others.

Dec 10, 2010 saw the release of the full-length “Solid Gold.” Engineered by Michael Trepagnier, formerly of Philip Glass’ NYC studios (Brazilian Girls, Robyn Hitchcock, Coldplay), "Solid Gold" serves as a calling card for the future of pop, delicately produced yet feeling home-brewed and impulsive. It's this kind of contradiction that provides pop for people who hate pop and brooding orchestrations for those who usually prefer a light up dance-floor.  "This music is some pretty well-played escapism." -Tulsa Musician's Network

MUSIC VIDEO "FIRE WITH ME"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXQZ266wY0I


MUSIC VIDEO "RED PHONE BOOTH"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YcsQ7PTcnI


MUSIC FILM "CRIMINAL SUPERVIXEN"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9G_u3k41_8


LIVE VIDEO "SOLID GOLD"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHQWNcKDf0M


LIVE VIDEO "SONG FOR DANDIES"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6UgXIxx3ws





Discography

"Solid Gold" LP (released Dec 2010)
"Tallyho! Let's Go!" 7 song EP (2009)
"Fossils & Artifacts" EP (2008)
Songs from "Solid Gold" have received airplay and charted on countless independent radio stations in the US and XFM in London, including charting at #1 in Charlotte NC.

Set List

Our typical setlist at the moment is: (all original tunes)
Color TV
Blonde Bomb
Red Phonebooth
Song for Dandies
Halloween
Airplane Nosebleed
Tallyho!
Solid Gold
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