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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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The Paper Kites Announce NZ Dates3rd April, 2014

Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites have enjoyed a whirlwind six months since the release of their highly anticipated debut album, States.

Following on from a successful Australian tour, the band embarked on a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada as well as an illustrious support slot alongside Canadian singer/songwriter, City and Colour.

Now back in the Southern Hemisphere, the band are set to bring their mesmerizing live show to New Zealand stages. With two shows in Wellington and Auckland.

With a strong reputation for creating innovative and mesmerizing video clips, which have attracted over 10 million YouTube views, The Paper Kites’ live presence is just as impressive.

Don’t miss your chance to see The Paper Kites preforming their much-loved old, new, and most popular songs right here in New Zealand.

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

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New Video for ‘Tenenbaum’19th March, 2014

The Paper Kites have just released their newest video for album track ‘Tenenbaum’. The video was produced and directed by Michael Haydon, with creative input from the band’s lead vocalist, Sam Bentley, who provided the clip concept.

Watch the full video here: