Melbourne indie folk band The Paper Kites have a lot to celebrate! Their song Bloom has officially been certified gold in the US, and they have announced their new album On The Corner Where You Live, which is set for release on September 21 via Wonderlick / Sony Music Australia.
Whether you are tired, lonely, lovesick or just unsure about life in general, The Paper Kites have a song for everything on this latest album. It’s levitating and bittersweet; heavy-hearted stories that are resoundingly universal.
“Music is so much more purposeful and devastating when it makes you feel exposed,” says frontman Sam Bentley.
The band will make both On The Train Ride Home and On The Corner Where You Live available as a deluxe double gold and silver coloured limited edition vinyl, out September 21.
They’ll also be embarking on a 21-date North American and UK headline tour in November. They’ll be performing in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnepeg, St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Waterloo, London, Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and finishing up in Washington.
The Paper Kites (which also includes vocalist Christina Lacy, guitarist Dave Powys, drummer Josh Bentley and bassist Sam Rasmussen) have earned a loyal fan base. In the eight years since they formed, their standout single Bloom (from their Woodland EP) certified Gold with nearly 700,000 tracks sold across America, which sees them join a small list of Aussie artists (including ACDC, INXS, Midnight Oil, SIA, Kylie Minogue, Flume and Silverchair) who have received GOLD accreditation in the US. The band has also been steadily touring across four continents, 24 countries with nearly 200 shows in just under three years. With over half a billion streams and nearly three million monthly listeners on Spotify, the band continues to amass new fans wherever they go.
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– Written by Lauren Yeates