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Keeping Busy22nd October, 2014

The Paper Kites have been keeping themselves busy in the studio writing and recording new music. Next year is set to be a big one for the band so make sure you’re following them on Facebook for all the latest news.

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The Paper Kites Wrap Up AUS/NZ & US/CAN Tours5th August, 2014

The Paper Kites are back on home soil after a jam-packed couple of months on the road! The band visited fans around Australia and NZ before heading over to the States and Canada for a run of festivals and headlining performances. It was the band’s second time overseas in the past 12-months, completing a tour in Sept/Oct last year supporting City and Colour before their own headlining tour of the region. You can check out their tour diary here.

The Paper Kites recently announced they will be performing at Dungog Festival on August 30. Tickets available here.

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The Paper Kites Currently On Tour19th June, 2014

The Paper Kites are currently mid-way through their Australian tour with special guests Phebe Starr and Airling. They’ll be finishing the tour off in their hometown of Melbourne next Friday before they jet off to the States for their headlining US/CAN tour in July. In other news, the band recently travelled to the Philippines for Wanderland Festival in Manila, and also played two sold out shows in New Zealand! You may have also spotted them in this month’s issue of Rolling Stone Australia Magazine.

Tickets for all upcoming shows available here.

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Photo by Sammy Armstrong

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The Paper Kites announce NZ supports8th May, 2014

Tickets are moving very fast (i.e. these shows will sell out) for the impending visit from Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites and NOW to make the bill even BIGGER and even BETTER, we are stoked to announce Luke Thompson & Lydia Cole will be playing these shows;

THE PAPER KITES
with special guests
LYDIA COLE & LUKE THOMPSON
Friday 23rd May – Bodega, Wellington
Saturday 24th May – Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets available now from www.undertheradar.co.nz / Real Groovy Records / RPM & Slowboat
Both shows R18

While both Luke & Lydia are hunkered down writing and recording for respective new records, this will be a rare opportunity to catch them both live this year and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on this bill.

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THE PAPER KITES RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA FOR SUMMER FESTIVALS28th April, 2014

April 24, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA) – Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites return to North America for several headlining dates and summer festivals; including the famed Ottawa Blues Festival and Festival D’ete in Quebec. This is the band’s first return to North America since their debut last fall, which included support dates for City And Colour.

Below is the most ambitious video concept for album track “Young,” from their debut album States out now (Nettwerk Records). Oh Yeah Wow, an award-winning film and animation company, photographed 400+ different faces, each person was shot multiple times in a variety of facial poses, replicated various mouth shapes in accordance with the lyrics. Using stop-motion animation, the video cycled through the hundreds of people, who when edited together, sang the song. The video was featured by Yahoo! Music, Mashable, Huffington Post, MTV, Wall Street Journal, College Humor, Stereogum and more.

Watch The Video For “Young” Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF8PSGl-aIY

The Paper Kites is Sam Bentley (lead vox, guitar, harmonica), Christina Lacy (lead vox, guitar, keys, mandolin), David Powys (vox, guitar, banjo, lap steel), Josh Bentley (drums, percussion) and Sam Rasmussen (bass, synths).

Additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

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