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The Paper Kites Debut LP States to Be Released May 9th

The Paper Kites
Debut LP States to Be Released May 9th

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“I think a lot of our fans aren’t really interested in merely hearing a catchy song – the reason they like our music is that they identify with it. Hopefully this album will move them.”

Moody melodies and harmony-drenched dreams: States is the evocative debut album from Melbourne five-piece THE PAPER KITES. Following on from the band’s Woodland and Young North EPs, across 13 tracks 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) go on a journey of delicate, folk inspired landscapes, worlds rich with lyrics and a raw sonic beauty.

Throughout States there’s nods to Simon & Garfunkel and Dylan (stripped down duet “Never Heard A Sound”); energetic pop odes to angry individualists (“Young”); hazy, psychedelic Korgs and chords (“Living Colour”). There’s vocal layers and musings on mortality (“Gates”); cinematic tales of twisted and tragic romance (the delicate “Tennenbaum”); rough and messy rock (“A Lesson From Mr Gray”). Seven minute closer “I Done You So Wrong” finishes the record off, an album as unique as it is captivating.

“The title refers to states of mind, not actual places,” explains frontman Bentley. “The album is a lot darker than a lot of our previous work; we really pushed our soundscapes and composition. I’m also interested in the things beyond a song: textures, adding strings, brass, touches like that. Those things can really pick a song up and take it somewhere else. The strange little noises are what sets this album apart from what we’ve done before and puts it on a whole different level. It’s an eclectic listen, but people can expect sincerity.”

The Album is Co-produced with ARIA-winning Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke) at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios and Sydney’s iconic Alberts. “It’s the second time we’ve worked with Wayne now, and we really wanted him for the album,” Bentley explains. “He’s great because he lets you have your creativity, whereas some producers are very, ah... assertive. We kept bringing in more and more stuff and Wayne would always get really excited – but yet he knew how to draw the best out of us.”

States is released on May 9th via /Sony Music New Zealand.
ARTIST: THE PAPER KITES
ALBUM: STATES
RELEASE DATE: May 9th 2014

WEBSITE: www.thepaperkites.com.au
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/thepaperkitesband
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thepaperkites

TRACKLISTING
1. Malleable Beings
2. St Clarity
3. Living Colour
4. Gates
5. Young
6. A Lesson From Mr Gray
7. Tin Lover
8. Cold Kind Hand
9. Never Heard A Sound
10. In Reverie
11. Tenenbaum
12. Portrait 19
13. I Done You So Wrong

ENDS

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