by Monique Rothstein in New Music on Tuesday 15 April 2008

Emanating from Newcastle, Australia, Firekites are the unlikely love child of Kings of Convenience and Arcade Fire, with eyes the colour of Texas geniuses, Midlake. Ambient indie-pop dives into a sea of lo-fi jazz infused melodies, such as Same Suburb, Different Park, which drowns poetically in the other-worldliness of one of the most surprisingly magical four pieces to emerge from the dark underbelly of the Australian music scene. The Bowery is the sonically rich debut LP by four music aficionados who have been floating around in the biz long enough to know and differentiate between what is regurgitation and what is revolutionary.