The Paper Kites Share Music Video For “Electric Indigo”; Album ‘twelvefour’ Out August 28
July 16, 2015 BY Nettwerk
Australian outfit The Paper Kites share the endearing video for lead single, “Electric Indigo” from their sophomore album twelvefour, available August 28 via Nettwerk Records.
Directed by up and coming filmmaker Matthew Cox and the team at Indimax Productions, the video stars actress Laura Brent (The Chronicles Of Narnia, A Few Best Men) and was set at a local Melbourne haunt, Dance or Go, a club known for kicking out patrons who aren’t dancing. The video’s narrative focuses on a struggling writer who heads out for the night in search of various forms of inspiration.
Watch (& Share) The Official Music Video For “Electric Indigo”:
Written entirely between midnight and four in the morning, twelvefour is a concept record thatexplores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. Similarly, the video is also themed around the hours after midnight.
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. Lyrically, twelvefour isn’t about some sort of somnambulist or insomniac blues, however. “You’re always more melancholy during those hours,” Sam points out.
Achieving 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.
twelvefour follows their debut album States that delivered focal track “Young” and the critically heralded music video that was praised by Yahoo! Music, Mashable, Huffington Post, MTV, Wall Street Journal, College Humor, Stereogum and more. The band has built a healthy profile with over 150,000 Facebook fans, and a whopping 20 million views and counting on YouTube. The Paper Kites is Sam Bentley (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), Christina Lacy (lead vocals, guitar, keys, mandolin), David Powys (vocals, guitar, banjo, lap steel), Josh Bentley (drums, percussion) and Sam Rasmussen (bass, synths).
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.