The Paper Kites are an indie folk band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was formed in 2009 by Sam Bentley and Christina Lacy and consists of Bentley, Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen. They initially found their success online, through listeners spreading their songs and music videos. They have released two EPs and one studio album, Woodland EP in 2011, Young North EP in 2012 and States in 2013.
The Paper Kites' sound was originally loosely based around folk music. Sam Bentley's fingerstyle guitar sound is a frequent characteristic, along with Lacy's and his voices together, and the band's harmonies. The progression of this sound, along with the band's many musical inspirations, has pushed them into a range of different genres. When asked about their style of music, Bentley has mentioned, "We are whatever we released on the last record". The band are known for switching instruments live and for their ethereal, moody sound. Wide ThumbClearartFanart Banner User Comments