The Paper Kites Share Ambitious Music Video For "Young"; On Tour With City And Colour

Partnering with Made Of Chalk (US) and Exclaim! (Canada), Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites share the most ambitious video concept for current track “Young,” from their debut album States out now (Nettwerk Records).

Oh Yeah Wow, an award-winning film and animation company, embarks on a bold music video concept. Photographing 400+ different faces, each person was shot multiple times in a variety of facial poses, replicated various mouth shapes in accordance with the lyrics. Using stop-motion animation, the video will cycle through the hundreds of people, who when edited together, will sing the song. Passing through in a fraction of a second are members of the band, as well.

For States, The Paper Kites enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Tim Coghill, a composer who appears on six tracks. It was Coghill’s touch in the studio, which saw further additions of color, including musical boxes and bowing cymbals (on first single “St Clarity”), clarinets and brass sections (“Portrait 19”), violin, cello and violas and other soundscape additions.

This month, the quintet is on the road for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour. The Paper Kites will provide support from Atlanta, GA to Oakland, CA before heading out for their own headline tour. This marks the first time the band has toured in North America since forming in 2010 (full dates below).

The Paper Kites is 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).

In the coming weeks, stay tuned for more information.

Tour Dates:
* With City And Colour
** Headline Tour Dates

10-Oct Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre *
11-Oct Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee *
12-Oct Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues *
14-Oct San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
16-Oct Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
17-Oct Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia *
18-Oct Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre *
19- Oct San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill **
21-Oct Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios **
22-Oct Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern **
23-Oct Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar **
24-Oct Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore **
26-Oct Kelowna, BC @ Habitat **
28-Oct Nelson, BC @ Spirit Bar **
29-Oct Edmonton, AB @ Starlite **
30-Oct Calgary, AB @ SAIT **
1-Nov Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's **
2-Nov Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre **
3-Nov Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry **
5-Nov Chicago, IL @ Schubas **
7-Nov Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe **
8-Nov Montreal, QB @ Il Motore **
9-Nov Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Club **
11-Nov Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's **
13-Nov New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge **

Track List:

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 Song
10. In Reverie
11. Tenenbaum
12. Portrait
13. I Done You So Wrong

Press contact: 

Penny Palmer |