Tenenbaum - The Paper Kites
For our next LCM featured band we head to Melbourne, Australia the home of The Paper Kites. The band was formed in 2010 and consists of Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen. They have released two EPs and their debut album 'States' was released in 2013. Their second record 'twelvefour' was released on 28 August 2015. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is a beautiful and ethereal live version of 'Tenenbaum' taken from a recent Mahogany session in Berlin.
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 is known for switching instruments live and for their ethereal, moody sound.