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Melbourne folksters The Paper Kites are back with album number two, Twelvefour, which is due out in August, and the five-piece have previewed some new tunes in a new trailer video.
The Paper Kites’ Twelvefour trailer (below) offers an insight into the making of the album, which frontman Sam Bentley says is based around a certain time of day.
“The album is a concept record, based around a theory that an artist’s creative peak is between the hours of midnight and 4am,” Bentley says. “That idea turned into the heart of the project, so every night I’d sit down when the clock ticked over to midnight and just start writing.
“I got to the end and thought, ‘I’m never doing that again.’ 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.”
The Paper Kites worked with Grammy-nominated producer Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Manchester Orchestra, Fleet Foxes, The Shins) on Twelvefour, recording the album’s 10 tracks in Seattle earlier this year.
Twelvefour is set for release on 28th August, and will be the follow-up to The Paper Kites’ debut album, States. Twelvefour pre-orders come with an instant download of the album’s first single, Electric Indigo.
View the Twelvefour teaser trailer in full, below.
Watch: The Paper Kites: Twelvefour (Trailer)