The Paper Kites Release New Album ‘At The Roadhouse’

September 1, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo

The Paper Kites have released their new album At The Roadhouse today via Nettwerk Music Group, a sixteen-song collection that serves as a gripping ode to what waits for us on the winding paths of love, loss, acceptance and wanderlust. Recorded among the red dirt and bushfire moons of Campbells Creek – a remote village outside their native Melbourne – the journey to At The Roadhouse began with the five-piece working together to build the music venue of their dreams. Converting an old gold-mining supply shop into “The Roadhouse,” The Paper Kites began to craft the album during an unannounced and unadvertised residency; building on the DIY spirit that’s helped them continuously win over new fans one at a time – with remarkable results like a Platinum record in the US and over one billion Spotify streams to date. “There were no expectations or pressure around the performances – just us and a small room full of people,” explains songwriter Sam Bentley of their residency at The Roadhouse. “The whole point was to try and connect with people and in turn develop a sense of community around the music – I think that’s what happened.”

Listen to The Paper Kites’ At The Roadhouse here:

The Paper Kites will bring At The Roadhouse to North America this fall, with a run of headlining shows kicking off October 25 at Toronto’s 1,500-capacity Danforth Music Hall. From there, notable stops include New York City on Halloween night at Racket, Nashville’s 1,200-capacity Brooklyn Bowl, Washington DC’s historic 1,200-capacity Howard Theatre and a three night Texas run from November 10-12. The band have previewed their enthralling ‘At The Roadhouse’ live shows with performance videos for each of the album’s advance track – including “The Sweet Sound Of You,” “Till The Flame Turns Blue,” “Hurts So Good,” “Black & Thunder,” “I Don’t Want To Go That Way” and “June’s Stolen Car.” As No Depression noted in a recent album review, “anyone who steps into The Roadhouse — in person or via listening to the recording — can carry with them a light against the darkness.” 


October 25 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON

October 26 – Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON

October 27 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC

October 28 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY

October 30 – The Wilbur Theatre – Boston, MA

October 31 – Racket – New York, NY

November 2 – Howard Theatre – Washington, D.C.

November 3 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA

November 4 – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC

November 6 – Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville, TN

November 7 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

November 8 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

November 10 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX

November 11 – 3TEN Austin City Limits – Austin, TX

November 12 – Heights Theatre – Houston, TX

Album Art / Download Here


Midnight Moon

Till The Flame Turns Blue

Black & Thunder


Rolling On Easy

Hurts So Good

Burn The Night Away

Good Nights Gone

June’s Stolen Car

Maria, It’s Time

Green Valleys

The Sweet Sound Of You

I Don’t Want To Go That Way

Pocket Full Of Rain


Darkness At My Door


Sam Bentley (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica & Mandolin)

Christina Lacy (Backing Vocals, Pianos, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Guitars)

David Powys (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Banjo)

Samuel Rasmussen (Bass)

Josh Bentley (Drums)


Hannah Cameron (Backing Vocals, Organs, Piano & Percussion)

Chris Panousakis (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Percussion)

Matt Dixon (Pedal Steel, Guitars)