- 29 Jul 21
Composed of three brothers - Arthur on drums, Ademar on keys/synths and Theodore on vocals - KinetiX merge a variety of elements and influences into their music to create their unique style of electro-pop.
Breakout band of brothers KinetiX are slated to drop their brand new single 'Off My Head' tomorrow, with Hot Press are premiering the electro-pop anthem below.
With creative production and a driving beat, the dynamic song contrasts heartfelt verses with energetic electro-breakdowns. The song is an ode to becoming comfortable in one’s skin, and declaring self-belief as the secret to living without fear and achieving one’s dreams. Drummer Arthur says, “This song is about an undying belief in oneself and what that belief can help you become.”
Arthur, Theodore and Ademar Stones have an unusual way of writing their music, making sure to share song-writing responsibilities between them. One will write the hook and a couple of catchy lines, another will then use this to put together an entire set of lyrics. Lastly, the remaining member will put it all together and compose something to fit. KinetiX all live under the same roof, meaning they can work day and night until they've got something to record.
Amalgamating a variety of elements from differing genres into their music to create their own unique pop soundscape, the trio worked at Diffusion Lab Studios before setting up a production area in their own home during the Covid-19 lockdown.
'Off My Head' follows previous singles 'White Oil', 'isaidhey' and 'Clear To You', paving the way for the band's personal growth and musical development.
"We were trying to create a stark contrast between being 'off my head' and 'believing in ourselves'. In this context, being 'off my head' refers to the feeling of looking for external gratifications and a lack of confidence. Creating the fast arpeggiated synth and vocal screams helped to portray the impression of being 'off my head' while the choral vocal, organ and pleasing melody helps to create a grounded feeling of confidence during the chorus," the Offaly act tells Hot Press.
"Recently I have been listening to a lot of Chainsmokers music, I think that comes through quite strongly in this tune with the synth break. We love using vocal chops as a production technique, they can be found in most of our tunes, we went all out on the bridge of this one."
The Stones brothers began learning traditional Irish music on the banjo, fiddle and button accordion. They enjoyed success in the traditional Irish music scene, collectively winning 23 All-Ireland solo medals at Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann competitions. In 2010, they were featured on The Late Late Toy Show, playing the accordion, banjo and bouzouki. Arthur went on to form Irish band Ruaile Buaile, which he toured with for seven years, playing festivals across the world.
In 2017 the brothers began work on KinetiX, and have been releasing music since 2019. They collaboratively put their heads together, writing, producing and recording until they arrived upon their own unique sound.
We can't wait to see what the rest of 2021 brings for their musical library - stay tuned for 2022, where the band will hopefully play live in front of an eager audience.
Listen to 'Off My Head' below: