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Known for their hauntingly intimate folk songs, Australian indie rockers The Paper Kites venture into dramatic new territory on their lush second album, twelvefour. Packed with soaring riffs and irresistible choruses, anthems like “Electric Indigo” and “Revelator Eyes” bring a new intensity to the band’s sound, but The Paper Kites can still break your heart with achingly tender ballads like the “A Silent Cause” and “Neon Crimson”. Poignant and powerful, twelvefour takes you on a deeply emotional journey that’s stunning from start to finish.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Known for their hauntingly intimate folk songs, Australian indie rockers The Paper Kites venture into dramatic new territory on their lush second album, twelvefour. Packed with soaring riffs and irresistible choruses, anthems like “Electric Indigo” and “Revelator Eyes” bring a new intensity to the band’s sound, but The Paper Kites can still break your heart with achingly tender ballads like the “A Silent Cause” and “Neon Crimson”. Poignant and powerful, twelvefour takes you on a deeply emotional journey that’s stunning from start to finish.

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About The Paper Kites

Australian folk-rock group the Paper Kites initially formed around the duo of Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy, who had been performing and writing together since high school. Members David Powys (guitar/banjo), Sam Rasmussen (bass/synth), and Josh Bentley (drums) were recruited from other Melbourne-based bands in 2010 to complete the lineup that was responsible for their debut single "Bloom." With their warm, harmonic blend and acoustic-oriented indie folk-pop sound, their first EP, 2011's Woodland, began to pick up steam and by early 2012, the Paper Kites were headlining across Australia and had landed a couple of key television song placements. By the summer of 2012, they had more than enough material for a full-length album yet decided to continue developing their sound live, and issued a second EP instead called Young North. Their debut LP, States, finally arrived in late 2013 and they made their first trip to North America, first supporting Canadian group City & Colour, then embarking on their own headlining tour. Seeking a different direction for their sophomore album, the Paper Kites headed back to the U.S. to work with Seattle-based producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Manchester Orchestra) who helped them develop a more lush, synth-based sound. Released in late 2015, Twelvefour was a sort of concept album that was composed entirely between the hours of midnight and 4 A.M. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Melbourne, Australia
  • FORMED
    2010

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