This Friday Red Kite will release their new album Racquet, an album that brings together a spectrum of different talents, perspectives and impetuses. The band members have in the past worked in the likes of Cooper Temple Clause, Editors, Minor Victories and more, but they have come together on Racquet to create something that sounds more vital and vigorous than anything they've done before.

At the heart of the band and the album is singer Daniel Fisher, who claims he's "tried to quit music over and over again, but unfortunately [he] keep[s] making it.” He explains himself further by saying “I kind of hate music and musicians and the music scene and everything that goes with music, yet I keep making music. It’s stupid.”

This tempestuous character is borne out in Red Kite's songs on Racquet, which are grounded in familiar indie rock tropes, but are bursting at the seams and often stepping outside of what we might typically expect from the mild-mannered genre and into something altogether more thrilling and original. Often stacking the instruments up on tracks - double drumkits, quadruple guitars - the effect is pulverising, but not without losing the slickness and melodicism that'll make you want to hit repeat.

Racquet comes out this Friday, 3rd November, and you can pre-order it here. However, today we have the pleasure of presenting the album in its entirety for your listening pleasure. Check it out below, as well as Red Kite's upcoming tour dates beneath.

Red Kite tour dates:

November 9th - Camden Assembly, London
November 11th – Purple Turtle, Reading
December 7th – Esquires, Bedford
December 15th – Night and Day, Manchester