New Music: The Paper Kites ‘St Clarity’

Melbourne indie folk quintet, The Paper Kites have announced the release of their new single, St Clarity and will be celebrating with a national headline tour of Australia through August and September.  The tour will kick off in Newcastle and head on through Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Adelaide, Fremantle and Hobart before finishing up with a second and final homecoming show at The Forum.

Having won over tens of thousands of fans across the globe with their first two EP’s Woodlands and Young North, The Paper Kites have also announced news of their highly anticipated debut album, States revealing the album is slated for a late August release.

Produced by The Paper Kites, alongside ARIA winning producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke) at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios and Sydney’s iconic Alberts, St Clarity is the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming LP.  Kicking off with a lone banjo before moving through to a beautiful blend of harmonies, music boxes and horns, it becomes obvious from the get go that St Clarity boasts all the alluring textures they’re best known for and more.  Frontman Sam Bentley explains the lyrical meaning behind the song saying, “At its heart, the song is about the beauty of finding clarity in a situation, seeing things from a perspective that’s clear – from an angle you haven’t seen before.”


The video for St Clarity was filmed by two-time ARIA winning director, Natasha Pincus the mastermind behind Gotye’s Grammy-winning chart-topper, Somebody That I Used To Know, however this clip was not the reason the band wanted to work with Pincus.  “I was initially attracted to her work surprisingly not from the Gotye video, but when I watched her talking on a panel about how important it is to tell a story, to bring the audience in to something,” explains Bentley.  The clip follows a narrative that highlights the fact that there is beauty to be found in life’s simple things.   Starring French artist Sylvain Letuvée, Sam clarifies why he was drawn to the artist, “I found Sylvain’s work accidentally when stumbling around the internet, and I was fascinated by the sheer size of the bubbles he was making.”

Having crossed the country a number of times in the last year on both their own headline tours and in support of Bombay Bicycle Club, Josh Pyke and Boy & Bear, The Paper Kites have built up a loyal, word-of-mouth fan-base.  This extensive touring coupled with the success of their tunes Bloom, Featherstone and A Maker Of My Time has seen their live following skyrocket.  Throw over six million YouTube views and the band’s memorable live performances in to the mix and they’re now looking at a whole new level of demand with their Spring tour set to be their biggest dates yet.  Then straight after the Aussie tour, the band will be jetting over to the US to perform their first shows on American turf, playing the main support for City And Colour’s major national The Hurry and The Harm US Tour.
NATIONAL TOUR DATES
FRI 30 AUG | THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

SAT 31 AUG | METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW (ALL AGES)
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek outlets

THU 05 SEP | THE SOUNDLOUNGE, GOLD COAST QLD
Tickets available from www.soundlounge.com.au & www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

FRI 06 SEP | THE HI-FI, BRISBANE QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

SAT 07 SEP | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

SUN 15 SEP | THE HI-FI, MELBOURNE VIC (U18 MATINEE)
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

FRI 20 SEP | JIVE, ADELAIDE SA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix outlets

SAT 21 SEP | FLY BY NIGHT, FREMANTLE WA
Tickets available from www.flybynight.org | 08 9430 5976 | From Fly By Night Box Office direct

FRI 27 SEP | THE WARATAH HOTEL, HOBART TAS
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix outlets

SAT 28 SEP | THE FORUM, MELBOURNE VIC
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster outlets

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