Since forming in 2009, The Paper Kites have evolved from a folk band to a band that excels in a variety of styles. The new songs move between blues and rock and represent the broad spectrum that is often summarized under the label "Americana". The special thing about the new album "At The Roadhouse" is the incredible atmosphere in which it was recorded. If even a hint of this carries over to the concert The Paper Kites plays in Berlin next May, it will be a magical night.
The Paper Kites
In the summer of 2022, The Paper Kites set out to make a long-held dream come true. They were looking for a place where they could live, record their music and play it in front of an audience at the same time. The Australian band eventually found Campbells Creek, an old gold mining town a few hours drive from Melbourne. They transformed an old warehouse into "The Roadhouse", adapted it to their needs and began work on their sixth album.
During the week they rehearsed and worked on new tracks, and on weekends they opened the doors of the house and invited the audience to live shows. News of these concerts spread by word of mouth, and within a month, The Roadhouse was so full that some attendees had to be turned away. Meanwhile, The Paper Kites recorded their songs.
Singer Sam Bentley shares this shared dream: "The Roadhouse was actually a dream we had been talking about for years, a place where people could come and listen to music. We dreamed of one of the best dive bars you've ever been to is a pub that is open until late at night