This Melbourne five-piece first formed in 2010 when a group of friends teamed up to play at a local music festival. The band started to gain popularity by word of mouth, as their homemade CDs were passed around, and they were signed to Wonderlick Entertainment in 2011. Several EPs and albums later, The Paper Kites are gradually developing a worldwide following.

The sound? 

The Paper Kites have always had a footing in folk music, with ethereal melodies, intricate guitar riffs and soft vocals being constant components. Indie and rock elements tie in with the occasional banjo, giving the band a unique yet chilled sound.

You’ll like them if you listen to…

Fleet Foxes, City and Colour, Ben Howard

Where have you heard them before? 

Early on, their tracks were featured on a number of television programmes, including Grey’s Anatomy. They have also supported the likes of Passenger, City and Colour and Bombay Bicycle Club in tours around Australia, North America and the UK. 

Out now 

Their second album, named Twelvefour as it was written between the nighttime hours of twelve and four, is due out January 2016.

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