…And here is where you can listen to all tracks on the album! Limited edition CDs are also still available, or you could get a copy of the digital album 🙂

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The Kite Project’s animated music video and EP release!

The gig aftermath… 🙂 Wow we had a great time at The Kite Project launch at Rookies last night!

Woke up super happy and with one thought on my mind… WE DID IT! WE DID IT! WE ACTUALLY DID IT!
Now remember… SHARING IS CARING! If you enjoyed the video, your friends might too so please pass it around!

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MEGA THE KITE PROJECT STATUS INCOMING!

Thank you so much to my fellow band members Janice, Cheyenne, Joseph, Lesnich and most especially my partner in crime Luke Grech and the long queue to the Gozo ferry after Nadur 2013

Thank you Malta Arts Fund! You help make dreams a reality!

Thank you Janice Debattista & Cheryl Camilleri for bringing the layered vocals on the EP to life!

Thank you Jodi for a fabulous performance and The AV Warehouse for the great sound!

Thank you to all my friends who have been so supportive… especially everyone at DeMicoli & Associates. Thanks to my family Josephine, Peter, Cecilia – you are the greatest fans I could ever ask for

Thank you so much to the ever-patient Martin Bonniċi from Shadeena – mentor of the year and fantastic supervisor and video editor. Thank you Nina for putting us in touch in the first place! Thank you so much Polina for helping me out with the drawing and animation, Mark for helping with storyboarding when I got stuck, David for all the times Polina and I had animation+soup or sushi nights at your place!

Thank you Shaun for the photos, Lorleen and Jean Claude for the HD footage shot in August, and Martha for djing after-hours and just being there always, no matter what Jackie… who I could just leave my life to, to organise and everything will turn out great!

I can now say that I have an album behind me – and its all thanks to this amazing support network around me – I am nothing without you!

TO ALL I SAY – If you have a dream… find the energy, people and means to just go ahead and DO IT! This is The Kite Project!

You’re invited!

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You’re invited!

To the Kite Project EP + animated music video launch

Hello from The Kite Project! 

Love The Gorillaz? Kidd Video? Jem & the Holograms?
Introducing Malta’s first CARTOON MUSIC PROJECT!

http://thekiteproject.bandcamp.com/

The Kite Project is a multi-disciplinary venture which will culminate in the release of a 4 track EP and an animated music video. The main story told throughout the EP as well as through the music video is that of a Maltese girl, struggling with her art.

The Kite symbolises the artists’ varied journey. There are days when the Kite is teasing, and hard to reach… others where the Kite takes over and control is lost. Finally, after a bumpy ride, there are days when control is regained and the artist, as well as her fellow band members, makes it to their destination. 

The four tracks on the EP, which were recorded by Luke Grech and Kenny d’Ugo at Jubox Recording House, were selected by our audience during an interactive gig, held in August 2013. 

….AND NOW THE FINAL PHASE IS ALL ON YOU!

We are launching on April 26th at Rookies Bar, Bugibba, Malta. And we hope to see you there! 9pm onwards.

YOU have chosen the songs we eventually recorded, followed our cartoons, recording sessions, and trip to London… this is where it all comes together! 

http://thekiteproject.bandcamp.com/

MoJo (Malta) will be kicking off the event by playing an acoustic set
This will be followed by the launch of “Don’t Hesitate’s” animated music video.
The Kite Project members will then be making a rare real-life appearance!
And there’s more! Martha from Frawla will be bringing out the decks and playing a post-gig DJ set.

The Kite Project’s self-titled album will be on sale at the event. However, you may also pre-order the album on our bandcamp site (thank you!). Pre-order of the CD includes digital album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app. You’ll also get the complete album the moment it’s released. Lastly, you may choose to order the album in digital format only.

Martin Bonnici from Shadeena acted as the animated music video’s supervisor and editor. All animations were drawn by Annemarie Mayo and Polina Starostenko. 

http://thekiteproject.bandcamp.com/

FREE ENTRANCE.

The project is supported by the Malta Arts Fund.

Thank you once again for all your support! xxx

An open letter to ask.fm

Dear Ask.fm,

I’ve hated you since day one. Ask Cheyenne – she will vouch for me. You believe you are a legal website – and that you are not responsible if your site is abused. Well, bullshit, I say. This is not 2001. Even Youtube has structures which prevent cyber bullying, through peer control, a downvoting system and reporting (which is actually seen to).

Some say that people should learn to deal with hate. Well, some are not as strong as others. They don’t deal. Deprived and attention-hungry, they turn to these sites because they are missing something. Your lack of structures has made you an ENABLER. You sit back, enjoy traffic and just let this go on, washing your hands of any responsibility. Shame on you. Shame. Shame. Shame.

One day ill-structured sites which enable cyber bullying will be made illegal, so I guess it’s all a waiting game.

Until then,

Annemarie