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28th July, 2016

The Paper Kites Announce European Tour21st June, 2016

 

Australian quintet The Paper Kites are returning to European shores in support of their album twelvefour, a sprawling listen that explores new terrain and has been heralded as their best work yet. It followed on from their debut album, States, and was released four years after the band formed and started turning heads with their debut EP Woodland.

Written entirely between midnight and four in the morning, twelvefour is a concept record that explores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. For two sleepless months lead singer/guitarist Sam Bentley worked, reversing his sleep patterns and penning 30 songs in his home studio.

Lyrically, twelvefour isn’t about some sort of somnambulist or insomniac blues, however. “You’re always more melancholy during those hours,” Sam points out. “but if I could sum up the album it’s about what happens when selfishness and love collide.”

To achieve a bigger and bolder sound, the group travelled to Seattle to record with Grammy-nominated producer Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra, Fleet Foxes, The Shins).  As such, twelvefour is lush and intimate: think drum machines, dirtier guitars mixed with soulful, smooth synth moment. Plentiful late night vibes.

TOUR DATES

16th September – Milan Italy 

17th September – Zurich, Sweden

18th September – Darmstadt, Germany

19th September – Munich, Germany

21st September – Erlangen, Germany 

23rd September – Hamburg, Germany

27th September – Oslo, Norway

28th September – Gothenburg, Sweden

29th September – Copenhagen Denmark

1st October – Tivoli, Holland

2nd October – Brugge, Belgium 

4th October- Oslo, London

6th October- Manchester. Gullivers

7th October- Caves, Edinburgh

8th October- Tenement Trail Festival, Glasgow

DATES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN ‘MIDNIGHT’ TOUR AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR14th April, 2016

The Paper Kites have just announced their Midnight national Australian tour, kicking off at Enmore Theatre in Sydney on June 23, moving through Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and wrapping in Adelaide at the Norwood Town Hall on July 2.

The Midnight tour is set to be an immersive experience unlike any other, a journey through the midnight hours, as Bentley describes, “We perform the music and behind us are a group of apartment windows. Through the windows, a series of stories play out in the lives of different people…we provide the soundtrack to a single night, the audience watching through the dim lit windows and seeing these stories progress, eventually fading to darkness.”

THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL ‘MIDNIGHT’ TOUR

THU 23 JUN | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)

FRI 24 JUN |ATHENAEUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC (ALL AGES)

SAT 25 JUN | THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE QLD*U18 can attend with parent/guardian

FRI 01 JUL | ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA*U18 can attend with parent/guardian

SAT 02 JUL | NORWOOD TOWN HALL, ADELAIDE SA (ALL AGES)

They are also incredibly excited to be announcing their return to North America for a run of summer dates that including the Canadian festivals Osheaga, Ottawa Blues and Winnipeg Folk, before a stateside tour across the Midwest and East Coast.

THE PAPER KITES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

JUL 9  | WINNIPEG, MB – WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

JUL 10 | WINNIPEG, MB – WINNIPEG FOLK FESTIVAL

JUL 11 | MINNEAPOLIS – TRIPLE ROCK

JUL 12 | MILWAUKEE – SHANK HALL

JUL 13 | DETROIT, MI – THE SHELTER

JUL 14 | LONDON, ON – RUM RUNNERS

JUL 16 | OTTAWA, ON – OTTAWA BLUES

JUL 17 | QUEBEC CITY – FESTIVAL D’ETE: PARC DE LA FRANCOPHONIE

JUL 19 | BURLINGTON – HIGHER GROUND: SHOWCASE ROOM

JUL 20 | BUFFALO – THE STUDIO AT WAITING ROOM

JUL 21 | PITTSBURGH – CLUB CAFE

JUL 22 | CINCINNATI – BOGART’S

JUL 23 | CLEVELAND – BEACHLAND BALLROOM

JUL 24 | ORO-MEDONTE, ON – WAYHOME MUSIC FESTIVAL

JUL 27 | FAIRFIELD, CT – STAGEONE

JUL 28 | DENNIS, MA – CAPE CINEMA

JUL 29 | PORTLAND, ME – PORT CITY MUSIC HALL

JUL 31 | MONTREAL – OSHEAGA

 

New Tour Dates Announced – ‘Midnight’ Tour for Australia with I Know Leopard12th April, 2016

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Renegade Video – Out Now12th April, 2016

The Paper Kites have today delivered their most aesthetically pleasing video yet for their hazy heartwarmer, Renegade. The vibrant concept was brought to life by director Dan Huiting and his team, alongside a real-life gang of kids as the video’s cast. Bentley enthuses, “He has such a great team (Joseph McMahon, Harry Reynolds) and they all just tackle every challenge with such enthusiasm… he knew a local skate crew of young kids that he wanted to use for the video – it worked out perfectly.”

Revelator Eyes – Video Out Now7th March, 2016

Happy Holidays from The Paper Kites22nd December, 2015

Wow what a year! It was this time last December that we had a few songs, a few ideas and little time to practice before recording the new album.
We are really proud of the final product and thanks to our amazing listeners and supporters it has been so well received!

The 10 weeks we spent on the road was our favourite tour to date. We kicked off in New Zealand and finally finished in NYC and it was an amazing run.
We are home for Christmas but cant wait to hit Europe in a few weeks.

Thank you to everyone that is reading this. Thank you for listening and supporting and we can’t wait to see you all in 2016!

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The Paper Kites back in Australia14th December, 2015

The Paper Kites have just returned home from their US/CAN tour! They’ll be taking a rest over the Christmas period before heading to Woodford Folk Festival for two performances on December 28 and 29. January will see the band embark on their very first UK/EU tour, which is already starting to sell out! In other news, the band have been included in Apple Music Australia’s Best of 2015!

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twelvefour out now!28th August, 2015

Hey guys, we’re very happy to announce our second album twelvefour is out TODAY! You can purchase it here.

We recorded this back in March over in Seattle with Phil Ek and were over there for about 6 weeks putting these songs together.

The songs for the album were written between midnight and 4am, hence the name of the record. I was writing for about two months like this and we cut down these 10 tracks from about 30 songs.

The album cover is a neon sign we had made; the night we shot the cover it was pouring down with rain so if you look closely you can see all the drops of rain on the sign. The 12-4 symbol was actually based on a painting Josh’s dad did for us for the album.

The music videos we’re doing for the record are a series of videos all set between the hours of 12-4 too; different characters and different towns but within the same hours. Later on in the year we’ll be releasing a documentary directed by Matthew J Cox on the making of twelvefour that follows the album from concept until finishing it and touring it. It gives a bit more insight into the process behind making a record.

We hope you enjoy the new album, it will be out on VINYL too if you want to hear it like that. We’ll be on the road from October and hope to see you at a show soon!

Tickets to all out tours are on sale now.

The Paper Kites Announce North America/Canada Tour24th August, 2015

With the upcoming LP twelvefour, The Paper Kites craft a delicate yet dynamic album full of color and sound that properly captures the band’s evolution. The album is a mix of soulful storytelling and smooth synth moments. Determined to capture a bigger and bolder sound, the group travelled to Seattle to record with Grammy-nominated producer, Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra, Fleet Foxes).

To support the release, the band returns to North America, starting with Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour and finishing up at New York’s Hall Of Williamsburg. The headline tour follows a nearly sold-out headline 2014 tour and a support slot with City & Colour. Full dates below.

Watch (& Share) The Official Music Video For “Electric Indigo” HERE

Tour Dates:

12-Nov Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
13-Nov San Diego, CA @ SDMT
14-Nov San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Morter
17-Nov Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
18-Nov Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
19-Nov Kelowna, BC @ Habitat
20-Nov Calgary, AB @ Gateway
21-Nov Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
23-Nov Winnipeg, MB @ The Park Theatre
24-Nov Minneapolis, MN @ The Triple Rock
25-Nov Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
27-Nov Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
28-Nov Toronto, ON @ Lee’s
30-Nov Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
2-Dec Montreal, QC @ Fairmount
3-Dec Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
4-Dec Philadelphia, PA @ Milk Boy
5-Dec Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
8-Dec New York, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

*Tickets On-sale Friday, August 28