In the winter of July 2022, the band performed an unannounced month-long residency in the small Victorian town of Campbells Creek (Australia) while working on their sixth album. Locals and passers-by stepped in from the cold, foggy air to find a warm cracking fire, crowded tables and booths and a dimly lit bar.
“We had talked about this for years” Sam Bentley explains, “We were drawn to the idea of holding up in a town somewhere and playing the evenings as a house band. The Roadhouse became this place for us.”
“The Sweet Sound Of You” talks of the changing of the seasons, the passing of time and the memories that linger in between. Sam Bentley croons lyrics of carefully crafted imagery alongside Christina Lacy‘s lilting piano and the band at their tender best. Expanding their line-up, the five members of The Paper Kites recruited three extra musicians to make up their roadhouse band, including multi-instrumentalist Matt Dixon – who’s weeping pedal steel features on the track – as well as Hannah Cameron and Chris Panousakis. Performances from The Roadhouse were filmed by cinematographer Keiren Watson-Bonnice and are set to be released with the upcoming singles.
“The Sweet Sound Of You” is the first taste of what’s to come from the band’s highly anticipated sixth album. Watch the live performance here: https://youtu.be/9vBpD3NN0k8
Sam Bentley (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica & Mandolin) Christina Lacy (Backing Vocals, Pianos, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, Guitars) David Powys (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Banjo) Samuel Rasmussen (Bass) Josh Bentley (Drums) Hannah Cameron (Backing Vocals, Organs, Piano & Percussion) Chris Panousakis (Backing Vocals, Guitars, Percussion) Matt Dixon (Pedal Steel, Guitars)
The Paper Kites are a folk/rock five-piece from Melbourne, Australia. Formed in 2010, members include Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, David Powys, Samuel Rasmussen and Josh Bentley.
The ARIA nominated group have released five studio albums, with their most recent record Roses (2021) garnering over 88 million streams and Double J’s Feature Album. They received 160 million streams in 2022 alone from their 6.5 million monthly listeners – and over 1 billion streams across their catalogue. Their single “Bloom” was recently certified platinum in the U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Italy & The Netherlands.
In the past twelve months the band have performed sold out shows across the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Ireland, France, Denmark and The Netherlands. Earnest and sincere, The Paper Kites have captured hearts around the globe for their moving performances and cherished song writing.
With new material planned for release later this year, their latest single “The Sweet Sound Of You” follows a SOLD-OUT tour of the UK and Ireland last week. Stay tuned for further updates very soon.