The Paper Kites @ Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

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Melbourne indie folk quintet, The Paper Kites have recently dropped an endearing video for single one - 'Electric Indigo' - from the new record ('twelvefour', out on Friday, August 28), alongside an extensive national 'twelvefour' album tour reveal.

Set to kick start in Adelaide at The Gov on October 15, and finish up in Thirroul on November 8, they have also manage to slot a date at the Mammoth on Saturday, October 31.

Tickets (on sale from Monday, July 20):

“The album is a concept record, based around a theory that an artist's creative peak is between the hours of midnight and 4am,” explains lead vocalist and songwriter Sam Bentley, who’d been searching for a theme to shape album number two. A passing comment from a friend back in August 2014 delivered the spark. “That idea turned into the heart of the project, so every night I'd sit down when the clock ticked over to midnight and just start writing.” For two sleepless months Sam worked, reversing his sleep patterns and penning thirty songs in his home studio. “I got to the end and thought, I'm never doing that again,” Sam laughs. “It was wild to write until you are so tired that nothing sounded too over-worked – songs didn't feel restricted by a commonly analytical brain.”

Determined to capture a bolder sound, the band travelled to Seattle to record with Grammy-nominated producer Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra, Fleet Foxes) and the result is twelvefour, an album that is lush and intimate, with drum machines and dirtier guitars (“very much an ‘80s twinge,” Sam insists) mixed with atmospheric synth moments. “The great thing about working with Phil was that you couldn’t fake it – he wanted to hear the real thing,” Sam explains, “He was really honest with us, sometimes brutally, but all in the interest of making a better record.”

“This record is the sound of five people trying to make something they're proud of. And we really are,” enthuses Sam.

The Paper Kites is made up of Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, David Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen

View the video clip for Electric Indigo:
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By: Mammoth Mane Stage