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!





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

The Paper Kites Video + Australian Tour14th July, 2015

The Paper Kites have just announced the dates for their first Australian tour for 2015! The extensive national tour will kick start in Adelaide at The Gov on October 15 and move through to Perth, Margaret River, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Geelong, Maroochydore, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and finishing up in Thirroul on November 8.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Thursday! Subscribe before 9am on July 16 to receive your exclusive pre-sale password.

General public tickets on sale July 20 from

Along with this exciting announcement, The Paper Kites have also released the official video for the new single ‘Electric Indigo’ from their sophomore album twelvefour.

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The Paper Kites – Album Number Two19th June, 2015

The wait for Melbourne five-piece The Paper Kites’ sophomore album twelvefour has finally come to an end!

Following the success of their highly anticipated debut album States, the band set out to explore new concepts for their forthcoming album.

twelvefour, written entirely between midnight and four in the morning, explores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. Front man Sam Bentley forfeited two sleepless months in preparation for recording.

Filmmaker Matthew Cox followed the band across the world to document the entire creative and recording process of The Paper Kites’ second album.

In a pursuit to accomplish a bigger and bolder sound, the band hooked up with Grammy-nominated producer Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra, Fleet Foxes, The Shins) to record twelvefour in Seattle earlier in the year.

‘Electric Indigo’ is the first taste of The Paper Kites’ most intimate and experimental release to date and is available instantly with any twelvefour pre-order.

twelvefour will be released on August 28 and is available to pre-order now.

Watch the twelvefour trailer here:

The Paper Kites back in Oz28th April, 2015

The Paper Kites have returned to home soil after spending the last couple of months in Seattle recording album number two! With recording done and dusted, you can expect to find out the release date very soon, as well as any future touring news. Make sure you’ve subscribed, or follow the band on Facebook to hear all the news as it happens.



The Paper Kites Recording Album #223rd March, 2015

After enjoying a successful year of international and national touring in 2014, The Paper Kites have now set their sights on album number two! The band are currently in Seattle recording with legendary producer Phil Ek and are expected to release their highly anticipated sophomore album later in 2015. Make sure you subscribe to be the first to hear about the release date!

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Keeping Busy22nd October, 2014

The Paper Kites have been keeping themselves busy in the studio writing and recording new music. Next year is set to be a big one for the band so make sure you’re following them on Facebook for all the latest news.




The Paper Kites Wrap Up AUS/NZ & US/CAN Tours5th August, 2014

The Paper Kites are back on home soil after a jam-packed couple of months on the road! The band visited fans around Australia and NZ before heading over to the States and Canada for a run of festivals and headlining performances. It was the band’s second time overseas in the past 12-months, completing a tour in Sept/Oct last year supporting City and Colour before their own headlining tour of the region. You can check out their tour diary here.

The Paper Kites recently announced they will be performing at Dungog Festival on August 30. Tickets available here.