KITE THIEF - Release Debut EP "Ambiviolent"

Fresh from blistering performances at 2000 Trees Festival and Wildfire Festival and sharing stages with the likes of RXPTRS, Of Virtue, and InMe, Kite Thief will release their debut EP ‘Ambiviolent’ on the 15th December. The band recently signed to Year Of The Rat Records and previous singles have picked up coverage with Metal Hammer (Nominated for Track of 2023), Kerrang Radio, Rock Sound, Distorted Sound Magazine, RTE2XM, Primordial Radio, BBC Bristol, BBC South West, Dreambound, Independent Music Insider, Amazing Radio, Total Rock, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon Music and more. The band tour the UK throughout 2024, including a run with Exit Child and will also perform at 2000 Trees Festival and Takedown Festival to promote the EP.

Elin - “Ambiviolent is a very special song, it is our EP title track for a reason. This is an outlet for our existential crises, a channel for our frustration of ‘what the fuck is going on in the world? Is what we are doing even worth it? What is the point in anything in times like this?’. The song embodies our trying to come to terms with all this, in an attempt to make some sort of meaning out of our seemingly insignificant lives while we navigate through all the chaos and destruction. I don’t think we have got there yet, I don’t know if we ever will, or if anyone ever does, but the only way we know how to try is by putting it into music, almost like a handwritten cry for help to the universe.”

Kite Thief is a high-voltage expanse of catharsis; an ecstatic space of rage, and a playful moment in time to lose yourself, without fear. Emanating from Bristol, the five-piece blend their diverse influences with the spice of disrupting & confronting toxic social norms. Their melting pot of intoxicating melodies, pummelling rhythms, & unrelenting riffs forges a captivating vibration that you can’t help being absorbed by. Influenced by the likes of Spiritbox, Holding Absence and Vukovi, Kite Thief’s music invites the listener to face their darkness, whilst simultaneously empowering through acceptance, understanding, love and having as much fun as possible! Trailblazing through the UK scene, Kite Thief leaves a sweet but gritty taste in every city they call upon. Come in and take a bite, we know you’ll like it.


1. The Tide  
2. Goldsick 
3. Judge Judy & Executioner 
4. Shush 
5. Ambiviolent

Catch the band at an upcoming show:

22.02.24 Birmingham - Subside 
23.02.24 Bournemouth - Bear Cave 
24.02.24 Plymouth - The Junction 
25.02.24 Swansea - The Bunkhouse 
29.02.24 Bristol - Rough Trade 
01.03.24 London - 229 Venue 
02.03.24 Norwich - B2 Venue 
03.03.24 Guildford - The Star Inn

w/ Exit Child 

17.05.24 Worcester - Marrs Bar
18.05.24 Bridgwater - Cobblestones
19.05.24 Aldershot - West End Centre