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Edmonton, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Edmonton, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Alternative Pop


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KNYTE @ ikebukuro chop

Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan

Tokyo, Tōkyō, Japan

KNYTE @ Shimokitazawa Garage

世田谷区, Tōkyō, Japan

世田谷区, Tōkyō, Japan

KNYTE @ ライブハウス代々木Barbara(バーバラ)

Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō, Japan

Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō, Japan



"Album Review"

KNYTE is an independent artist from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The talented artist started his love of music when he learned to play the guitar as a boy.

KNYTE added to his endowments when he began his singer, song writing career at aged just fifteen. His musical talents don’t stop there: he plays bass, synth and drums. On the album (out September 25th 2015) he plays the guitar and synths recorded. The Canadian singer/songwriter also co-produced the album with Brad Smith, who mixed and mastered the album at Red Panda Recorders in Edmonton, Alberta.

The album is a progression of modern beats and powerful choruses with lots of rhythmic guitars and synths. Its whole feel is alternative rock with an emotional pull inspired by pop culture. From resonant tracks like ‘Ruin’ and ‘Cut Me Open’ to the upbeat and majestic sounds from ‘Neon Lights’ and ‘Voices’. The quality in range is full of influences like the courageous lead guitar from U2 and KNYTE’s passion, The Neighbourhood. KNYTE’s first album is aa dusky, nocturnal experience, while at the same time flowing, honest and full of potential.

The album, out next week, is full of potential and is available to pre-order now on iTunes. Find Knyte online on Twitter and his website.

The independent artist is currently looking at extending a tour into 2016. - Essentially Pop

"Album Review"

KNYTE is a alternative solo artist from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada). He has had seen some success in the past from scoring and writing original songs for short films, however he has more of a desire to create things for himself. He has taken lots of inspiration from alternative, electronic and pop/r&b music to shape his sound.

According to KNYTE himself, he has attempted to create a modern art piece where image, sound and writing all fit together. He has written and produced this album himself to try and realise this vision to a greater extent.

The album starts with a track called 'The Sun', it has a cool wobbly intro that's electronic based. His vocals are well executed, and there is a catchy chorus section. This then leads into 'Neon Lights'. For me this track feels a little rushed with the vocals not quite fitting with the instrumental, this is especially the case at the start of the song.

'Voices' is a straightforward, up tempo pop song. The quick tempo and catchy lyrics make for very enjoyable listening. The pace then slows down for 'Fantasy' with its slow, emotional lyrics and minimalist beat. This track is very heartfelt, and feels like a love song for a mystery someone. It then drifts into 'Ruin' which keeps a similar style to the previous track, but has a much more watery sound. It also includes much more distinct guitar and drum parts that I enjoyed.

'Cut Me Open' is my favorite song on the album. He beautifully fuses bluesy guitars, that is very reminiscent of The White Stripes, with his own sound. The deep cutting guitar riffs along with his flowing vocals make this song really memorable. 'Weight' is the second to last song, although the topic of this song is decent (dealing with pressure), I just feel that the lyrics and production aren't as strong as much of the other tracks. This is also the case with the closing track, 'Ocean Blue' which feels a little too washed out.

This is a really good debut album from KNYTE who has a lot of potential. Not all of the potential has been met as of yet, however you can see the quality coming through at various points with good quality production and vocals. I think the overall concept of the album has been met to a certain extent, he has created a flowing album that works well as a body of work. - Kid Peacock Music Blog

"Track Stars"

Knyte, Ocean Blue: His website might boast a British address, but this singer-songwriter is based in Edmonton. For his self-titled EP, Knyte worked with local producer Brad Smith (Nuela Charles, Jay Sparrow) to craft a moody collection of electro-pop and R&B with jittery guitars and extraterrestrial synths. Ocean Blue is one of the standout tracks — a slow-motion dive through a bed of stars. Download the EP for free until Nov. 30 via - Edmonton Journal


KNYTE - 2015



Brendan Kelly (a.k.a. KNYTE) is a Canadian singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


In 2011, Brendan cut his teeth on his debut self-titled EP when he recorded at Homestead Recorders with Juno award-winning producer Barry Allen (KD Lang, Wide Mouth Mason). He garnered local attention with solo acoustic performances and airplay on college radio. 


In 2012, Brendan recorded his first LP titled "Love Is My Disease,” a 16-track double disc blues/rock album, which had nationwide and international success. His single, ‘Love is My Disease,’ soon entered regular rotation on public radio stations across Western Canada (CKUA), college radio stations (NR92, CJSR) and a variety of internet radio stations in the United Kingdom. Brendan toured for two years as The Brendan Kelly Band and played various venues and festivals (Boonstock, Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival, East Coulee SpringFest) across Canada and the USA. During his tour, he opened for artists such as AfroJack, IllScarlett, Kim Mitchell and Colin James.


After a short break in 2014 to write some new material and record original songs for independent films/shorts (Of Them All), Brendan decided to take his brand of alternative/electronic/pop from the screen to the studio and the stage as the artist KNYTE.


In 2015, Brendan co-produced with Brad Smith (Scenic Route to Alaska, Nuela Charles) at Red Panda Recorders in Edmonton to create a new 8 track mini-album which was released September 25, 2015. “KNYTE” by KNYTE is a dusky, nocturnal experience; a fusion of echoey guitars and synths, powerful and edgy alt-rock drums, heavy bass lines with R&B and electronic samples, strung together with emotional, pop inspired melodies that are dark, moody and full of momentum. From cinematic tracks like ‘The Sun’ and ‘Ruin’ to quick, uptempo tracks like ‘Voices’ and the heavy, brooding track, ‘Cut Me Open,’ the range of influences are woven together — distinct lead guitar of vintage U2, the synths of Sohn and the patchwork of The Neighbourhood. 


Brendan is looking forward to 2016 and is currently booking a list of tour dates, festival appearances, and planning a second full length album.

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