The Paper Kites
The Paper Kites
"It was wild to write until you are so tired that nothing sounded too over-worked – songs didn't feel restricted by a commonly analytical brain. This record is the sound of five people trying to make something they're proud of... And we really are."
Pre-dawn lyrics and lush, late night melodies: twelvefour is the gorgeous second album from Melbourne five-piece THE PAPER KITES. It's been four years since the quintet first formed and turned heads with EP Woodland (followed up by 2013's Young North) – and quickly became one of Australia's best-loved live acts, particularly with the release of their acclaimed 2013 LP, States. That record delivered favourites such as "St Clarity," "A Lesson From Mr Gray" and Young" reaching #17 on Australia's ARIA Album chart.
Acclaimed New York City-based singer-songwriter Doe Paoro discovered her true creative self in letting go of the idea of being a musician to heed an inner directive.
In a different guise, Paoro was known and respected within the NYC music scene as a soul singer with a modern spin. Though, during a period of personal reflection away from music in 2010, Paoro went to travel by herself for eight months, throughout Egypt, Greece and India. In India she unintentionally came across the Tibetan folk opera singing tradition, and, in a poetically ironic twist, became enamored with its expressive qualities. When she studied this music form from a Tibetan instructor, it reawakened and deepened her connection with the voice. It broke down her inner creative and emotional blockings and revealed fresh, intimate, and powerful modes of expression.