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Highland Kites: Nashville's Rising Indie Rock Sensation

Highland Kites, an indie rock band based in Nashville, is making waves in the music scene with their unique sound and captivating performances. Comprised of Marissa Lamar on songwriter, guitar, vocals, and keys, Neil Briggs on drums, and Nigel Briggs on fretless bass (for this song), this talented trio has been playing music together for almost a decade.

Originally starting their musical journey in Los Angeles, the band made the move to Nashville in 2020, seeking new opportunities and inspiration. Their music is heavily influenced by renowned artists such as The National, Sharon Van Etten, The Cure, and Radiohead, resulting in a captivating blend of vibrant and reflective melodies.

Highland Kites has gained recognition through their extensive touring across the United States, performing over 100 shows and leaving audiences captivated with their energetic and heartfelt performances. Their music has also been featured on various radio stations and they have garnered favorable reviews from reputable music publications.

Their latest musical masterpiece, the EP "human nature," showcases lead singer Marissa's exceptional songwriting prowess. The upcoming single, "we both know it," set to be released on December 1st, delves deep into Marissa's psyche, exploring the flaws in her personality and their impact on her relationships. It serves as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation, offering listeners an introspective journey through her inner self.

Recorded in their homes and produced by the band themselves, the EP captures the raw and authentic essence of Highland Kites' music. Mixed by Shaun Oppedisano in LA, the album perfectly encapsulates the brooding yet beautiful atmosphere that the band is known for.

With their remarkable talent and dedication to their craft, Highland Kites is undoubtedly a band to watch out for. Their music resonates with honesty, vulnerability, and a deep sense of self-awareness, making them a force to be reckoned with in the indie rock scene.


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