Sony Music Entertainment and Wonderlick Recording Company are excited to announce the debut album for THE PAPER KITES, ‘States’, is set for release on Friday, August 30th and is available for digital pre-order now.
Produced by THE PAPER KITES alongside ARIA award winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke), the emotionally intense and harmony drenched ‘States’ will take the listener on a journey of delicate, folk-inspired landscapes with rich lyrics and a raw sonic beauty.
Following on from the band’s first two EP’s, ‘Woodland’ and ‘Young North’, ‘States’ sees the Melbourne indie folk quintet put a moodier slant on their signature melodic sound. “The album is a lot darker than a lot of our previous work.” says lead singer and guitarist Sam Bentley. “We really pushed our soundscapes and composition. I’m interested in the things beyond a song: textures, adding strings, brass, touches like that. The strange little noises are what sets this album apart from what we’ve done before and puts it on a whole different level.”
This eclectically sincere finish, evident on music-box and horn laden single ‘St Clarity’, runs right through the LP – from the hazy psychedelic chords of ‘Living Colour’ through to the rough and ready, messy rock stylings of “A Lesson From Mr Gray’.
As an added bonus for fans, the band have created an album trailer which can be viewed on their official YouTube channel which has collectively amassed nearly 7 million views – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOpZPzaHquU
‘States’ is available for pre-order from today. Purchasers will receive an instant download of new single ‘Young’ when they preorder the album on iTunes or JB HI FI.
Upon the release of their first LP ‘States’, THE PAPER KITES will embark on their first headlining tour throughout late August/September (see dates below) before heading to America for their first international dates – a support slot on City and Colour’s National US Tour.
THE PAPER KITES NATIONAL ALBUM TOUR – TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Friday 30th August – NEWCASTLE – The Small Ballroom
Saturday 31st August – SYDNEY – Metro Theatre (All Ages)
Thursday 5th September – GOLD COAST – The Soundlounge Theatre
Friday 6th September – BRISBANE – The Hi-Fi
Saturday 7th September – BYRON BAY – The Northern
Sunday 15th September – MELBOURNE – The Hi-Fi (U18 Matinee)
Friday 20th September – ADELAIDE – Jive Bar
Saturday 21st September – FREMANTLE – Fly By Night
Friday 27th September – HOBART – The Waratah Hotel
Saturday 28th September – MELBOURNE – The Forum