On hearing news of their brand new album release, we asked Melbourne band The Paper Kites to create a playlist that sonically paints a picture of what they miss most about home while on tour.
It’s been an epic few years Melbourne band – their song Bloom went Gold in the US, selling 700,000 tracks across America. The lead single Deep Burn Blue from the new album floats into the consciousness with heady guitars, driving percussion, and expressive vocals that twist, build and turn as the track drifts. It’s gentle, yet assertive – something that fans have come to expect from and adore about The Paper Kites.
In the eight years since they formed, The Paper Kites have earned a loyal, organic fan base around the world – their Bloom single (from their Woodland EP) sold nearly 700,000 tracks across America, achieving Gold status.
In the eight years since they formed, The Paper Kites have earned a loyal, organic fan base around the world – their Bloom single (from their Woodland EP) sold nearly 700,000 tracks across America, which sees them join a small list of Australian artists including ACDC, INXS, Midnight Oil, SIA, Kylie Minogue, Flume and Silverchair.
Click here to listen to what The Paper Kites miss most about home.
It’s a deliciously wistful 40 minutes of Australian talent compiled by guitarist Dave Powys, including the sounds of Oh Mercy, I Know Leopard, Alpine, Big Scary, Matt Corby, Tame Impala and heaps more. Of the Oh Mercy track ‘Stay Please Stay’, Powys explains, “This song is from ‘Great Barrier Grief’, which was on repeat when we toured over in WA for the first time…long drives down to Margaret River and lazy, sunny days on the beach before shows. Good memories held by this song especially.”
He says that The Paper Kites toured with I Know Leopard a couple of years back, and ‘Hold This Tight’ not only reminds him of touring Australia, but also good friends and family.
The playlist ends with ‘Home Soon’ by Dope Lemon, which Dave says is what the band looks forward to most when they’re away on tour – GOING HOME! – especially in the last few days.
Dope Lemon‘s ‘Home Soon’ is pretty self explanatory. But, it’s what we look forward to when we’re away on tour. Going home! Especially in the last few days.