Rewind a few years and Danny Harley was a bedroom producer with a dream that struggled to get off the ground. It was not until Danny Harley branched into writing his own style of music that his passion and hard work paid off. He adopted the name, The Kite String Tangle, scooped up an ARIA nomination, struck gold in Australian sales for his single, Given the Chance, and sold out his first tour. There is little, it appears, that the producer, singer, and now record label owner cannot do. Since his debut, The Kite String Tangle has become well known for its electro-pop singles Arcadia, Stone Cold and What If which were closely followed by sold out headline shows.
Danny has also graced bigger stages, performing at numerous festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, and Groovin’ The Moo. “It was a literal dream come true… “If I could change anything, it would only be my nerves before each show, which has probably taken years off of my life,” said Danny. With an ARIA nomination for Best Breakthrough Artist and experience working beside Grammy Award Winning engineer Eric J Dubowsky, The Kite String Tangle released a self-titled album, which was in the making for three years, in July last year. “This has been such a long process; it got more and more daunting as time went on. I feel like it’s a fairly honest representation of my own journey in the last few years, both musically and personally,” he said.
Though The Kite String Tangle’s style of music on the upcoming album dabbles in multiple genres, it consistently channels electronic. “It ranges a little but it’s always rooted in the electronic world but with my vocals and some organic instruments like piano, string and horns,” said Danny. What’s next for the triple threat? Getting back on stage. “I’d definitely like to play the album live in its entirety for people, so I think a tour later in the year is definitely on the cards,” he said.
Going forward, Danny will continue writing music and challenging his creative abilities. “I’d like to keep challenging myself musically and push myself to learn more about who I am both musically and as a person. I think that’s what resonates with me a musician and also others as listeners,” said Danny. Danny also hopes that The Kite String Tangle will have the opportunity to work with some of Danny’s favourite artists such as Jon Hopkins and Brian Eno. In the long term, he hopes to cross international waters to hold a tour overseas.
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