The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites

BandFolk

Biography

Emotionally intense, delicate harmonies and a charming energy: Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have won over tens of thousands of fans worldwide via their first two EPs. Now Wonderlick Recording Company is thrilled to announce the release of “St Clarity” – the first single lifted from their highly anticipated debut album, States. With their first longplayer due in late August, “St Clarity” was produced by The Paper Kites with ARIA winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke) at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios and Sydney’s iconic Alberts. Kicking off with a lone banjo before moving into a gorgeous blend of harmonies, music boxes and horns, “St Clarity” is the first hint of the band’s alluring textures, explored fully on the upcoming LP.

Having previously crossed the country on their own headline tours and in support of Bombay Bicycle Club, Josh Pyke and Boy & Bear, The Paper Kites will celebrate the release of “St Clarity” and States with a 10-date capital city headline tour, kicking off on Fri 30 August in Newcastle. The band’s loyal, word-of-mouth fan-base – built off the back of EPs Woodland and Youth North, and tracks “Bloom”, “Featherstone” and “A Maker Of My Time” – has seen The Paper Kites' live following skyrocket. Combined with over six million YouTube views and huge online support, their striking performances see the band step up to a new level of demand, their spring tour set to be their biggest dates yet. Aussies aren’t the only ones in love with The Paper Kites. City and Colour frontman Dallas Green is also a fan, the Canadian choosing them as main support for his national US tour in October. “We’ve always had people asking us to come over,” Bentley says of the outfit’s first American trek. (In the States they’re signed to Nettwerk Music Group, home to Angus & Julia Stone, Josh Rouse and Perfume Genius.) “Some of the venues we’re playing with Dallas are the largest venues we’ve ever done – big, beautiful theatres. It’s a pretty good first trip.”

Discography

Woodland - EP
Young North - EP
States - LP (released in August 2013)