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Single Review: Kyte – ‘Designed For Damage’

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Leicestershire four-piece Kyte have been working hard over the past three years in the development of the bands sound and creating an electo and ambient rock record titled Dead Waves which saw its release this April. The band are now set to release the second single from the album, Designed For Damage.

KyteDesignedForDamageThe quartet which is made up of front-man Nick Moon (vocals), Tom Lowe (guitars and keyboards), Ben Cox (bass) and Scott Hislop (drums) have been releasing material since 2007 and though their beginnings swayed toward their heavy rock influences the band have delved into electro pop with their latest release proving to be a sensible and undoubtedly more lucrative market for these boys.

Designed for Damage is a fantastic track for Kyte and gives the parent album huge potential for causing a stir in the charts. Its basic foundation of synths and a meaty beat is backed by a glossy production and the integral fundamentals for a successful radio friendly chart topper.

Its crisp, crystal like intro has a strong U2 feel to it while front-man Nick Moon’s vocals could quite easily be compared to Snow Patrols Gary Lightbody. Designed for Damage is an atmospheric and rather expansive single for Kyte, never dipping and never dull.

The track progressively builds with an electro edging and Moons breathy vocals are ideally suited and laid among the bands epic new found sound. Designed for Damage shows signs of a band with the capability of filling major arenas in the not too distant future.

The physical release of the single of Designed for Damage also comes with the bonus B-side gems I’ll Follow Dreams For You, The Lost Blood and Memories.