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The Paper Kites Debut Album ‘States’ Gets August Release Date

Written by Sarah Bella on July 26, 2013

Here’s a little bit of folktastic news for your Friday – Melbourne indie folk quintet The Paper Kites have announced they’ll be releasing their album States this August, with the debut promised to be a journey of delicate, folk-inspired landscapes with rich lyrics and a raw sonic beauty.

And as if that wasn’t enough to get your weekend started right, the band will also be hitting the road for a national headline tour this August and September, kicking off in Newcastle, hitting both coasts and wrapping up in Melbourne a month later. Whew!

Frontman Sam Bentley has said States will be a darker affair than the outfit’s first two EPs, Woodland and Young North:

“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.”

The record was produced by the band alongside ARIA award winning producer Wayne Connolly and features the horn-laden single St Clarity.

States is released in Australia on Friday, 30th August.

The Paper Kites – States (Album Trailer)

The Paper Kites National Album Tour 2013

Friday, 30th August

The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tix: | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 31st August

Metro Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Tix: | 132 849

Thursday, 5th September
The Soundlounge, Gold Coast
Tix: &

Friday, 6th September
The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
Tix: | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 7th September
The Northern, Byron Bay
Tix: | 1300 762 545

Sunday, 15th September
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne (u18 Matinee)
Tix: | 1300 762 545

Friday, 20th September
Jive, Adelaide
Tix: | 1300 Get Tix

Saturday, 21st September
Fly By Night, Fremantle
Tix: | 08 9430 5976

Friday, 27th September
The Waratah Hotel, Hobart
Tix: | 1300 762 545

Saturday, 28th September
The Forum, Melbourne
Tix: | 136 100

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