The Paper Kites
Melbourne indie folk five-piece The Paper Kites have won over tens of thousands of fans worldwide via their first two EPs – Woodland and Young North. 2013 saw the band release their highly anticipated debut album States, which debuted at #17 on the ARIA Albums chart and #5 on the ARIA Australia Albums chart. With their sophomore album 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). 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. “I got to the end and thought, I'm never doing that again,” Sam laughs.