'Kettle of Kites' é un progetto musicale basato sulle composizioni del cantautore e chitarrista scozzese Tom Stearn, genovese di adozione.
The band's musical influences and backgrounds are broad, taking elements from scottish folk, indie rock, and classical guitar to mention a few. The songs each have their own character and musical influences, and focus on clarity of the musical parts which come together as a whole. Melodic themes are transformed by the underlying arrangements and the vocals are emphasised by sparse phrasing. Lyrics are at times cryptic and dense or contrastingly frank and direct, with the subject matter ranging from love, to travel, to philosophical musings ; all from different view points, be it autobiographical or storytelling.