The Paper Kites

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2015 | No Comments

 

Hey ya! Exciting news, Melbourne folk indie kids The Paper Kites are about to release their second album twelvefour and tour around the country on the back of it! YAY! :D. Since working with Wayne Connolly (one of Australia’s finest working with Boy and Bear on their Moonfire debut release of a few years ago) The Paper Kites are back with what is most certainly their most ambitious and experimental album to date. Lately I got the opportunity to sit down with Sam Bentley from the band to have a chat about the new direction in sound and how the album came to be.

“It’s very exciting, to finally have this album out to the world after so much time” Bentley says as we begin to discuss the albums release in two weeks time on August 28th. The first taste that we got of the album in the form of Electric Indigo is something that is a little dirtier and more electric and unusual from the band and relates to the strange writing process that Bentley undertook to write these songs. It also illudes to the album title as well (neat hey!?)

“I think some of the record is definitely inspired a lot more by electric guitar and a little 80’s kind of influence as well.Some of the tracks that didn’t make the cut, were really like Massive Attack and Portishead tunes and I showed these tracks to the band and they didn’t really want to include them because it was too much of a sonic jump. Talking Heads and David Byrne were a massive influence on this album and I think who knows, maybe I’ll come out sporting an acoustic guitar and a boom box like he does in the start of Stop Making Sense, their tremendous live DVD.”

Heading off to Seattle to record this album, the band were lucky enough to work with Phil Ek, who is the man behind Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra and Fleet Foxes “He was actually fantastic to work with, I wouldn’t say he was the first choice of producer, because he can be quite picky with who he wants to work with, and when you’ve worked with who he has, you are able to choose who you want to produce and not have to settle for every band that lands on your doorstep. Phil loved the demos and was completely on board. Chris Walla from Death Cab for Cutie allowed us to record some vocals in his studio, which was also a really cool experience. “

Heading out on the road in October see the dates below and head out to see one of the greatest Australian modern bands that have well and truly killed it with their second album.

 

THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL twelvefour ALBUM TOUR


THU 15 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA (ALL AGES)

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 16 OCT | AMPLIFIER, PERTH WA

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

SAT 17 OCT | SETTLERS TAVERN, MARGARET RIVER WA

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

THU 22 OCT | THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE VIC (ALL AGES)

Tickets available from www.theroyalc.com.au

 

FRI 23 OCT | 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE VIC

Tickets available from www.170russell.com | 1300 724 867

 

SAT 24 OCT | THE WORKERS CLUB, GEELONG VIC

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

THU 29 OCT | SOLBAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD

Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

FRI 30 OCT | THE SOUNDLOUNGE, GOLD COAST QLD

Tickets available from www.soundlounge.com.au

 

SAT 31 OCT | WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD

Tickets available from www.mammothmanestage.com.au | 1300 724 867

THU 05 NOV | LIZOTTES, NEWCASTLE NSW (ALL AGES)

Tickets available from www.lizottes.com.au | 02 4956 2066 | From the venue direct

 

FRI 06 NOV | THE METRO, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

SAT 07 NOV | ANU BAR, CANBERRA ACT

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

 

SUN 08 NOV | ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW (ALL AGES)

Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets

 

 

 

 

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