Released in 2013 under the name ME AND MY KITES, 'Like a Dream Back Then' was a collaborative effort headed by David Smedmyr (OUR SOLAR SYSTEM, LÜÜP) and comprised of fellow Swedish acts LISA O PIU, LIFE ON EARTH!, ANNAMY, PROMISE AND THE MONSTER, CIRRUS WINERY, A, JENNIE STABIS, LAIKE, SIRI KARLSON and LOST IN RICK'S WARDROBE. The album is a throwback to a couple generations of Swedish psychedelia and folk with sometimes vague pop aspirations. The music will likely appeal to all manner of progressive and weird music fans. The group has made several live appearances post album release.
Swedish psychedelic collective Me & My Kites have evolved considerably since the 2012 recording of their excellent debut album "Like a Dream Back Then". Their latest "Is It Real or is it Made" strips back the psychedelia of that debut in favor of a more progressive, indefinable sound, with a distinctive Canterbury flavor. Vocalist Lisa Isaksson seems to be a more dominant voice on this release, and her pure, folk-inflected vocals, combined with Karin Engqvist's lyrical piano work, often reminds this listener of a more progressive minded version of the sort of things that the Unthanks have been unleashing over the last few years. The epic closing piece "Narcissus/War/Curse/ Common Life" is one of the most impressive suites of music I've heard in a long time - the perfect closer to a diverse, individualistic album, and a sign-post to an extremely fruitful future for this exciting ensemble.
Sound Effect Records presents "Natt o Dag", Me and My Kites brand new studio album! Out on March 16th, on limited edition vinyl, CD and Digital download,"Natt o Dag" is possibly the Swedish collective's best so far. Darker, moodier and filled with some irresistible pop-hooks, "Nat o Dag" is destined to become a modern psychedelic classic. Natt o Dag is a flower common in the Swedish forests. Its purple and yellow flowers represent night and day and the idea of this two sided record took place in a huge patch of these flowers on a lonesome bike trip on remote paths some two Summers ago. Me and My Kites is a Swedish hippie pop group, heavily influenced by the flourishing psychedelic movement of the sixties, with a touch of folk music. It’s a bit of a collective, with a solid core of eight people that has been the live band in the last years…
Morgan's second and third albums each improved on the last. Watch Me contains more good songs than the first two combined, including "I Guess You Had to Be There" and "From Our House to Yours" but not "What Part of No" or the remake of Bonnie Tyler's 1978 hit "It's a Heartache."