On this their second release, appropriately named "2", they continue their melodic synthpop in the vein of Erasure et al. They have a sort of almost naive style, with deceptively simple arrangements and melodies, but it's also brutally effective. Niklas Stenemo's voice brings a whole new dynamic to it as well, and he really comes into his own on the sort of countryesque "Hills", maybe a bit reminiscent of Niklas' earlier project The Mo.
The big hit this time around is "Cannonballs", a splendidly infectious pop song that they premiered live earlier this year. Great stuff indeed, but I'm sorry, my heart belongs to "I Give You the Morning", their cover of Tom Paxton's classic song. Kite's take on it is simply marvelous, and the last two minutes of it gives me goose bumps every time.
This EP is a bit more upbeat and catchy than the first, but the dizzying heights of "Ways to Dance" is not present here, although it's no doubt that Kite is one of the finest electronic bands working right now.