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30 June, 2023Print

The Paper Kites Release Soulful New Single "Black & Thunder"

Recorded Live In The Australian Wilderness - From Upcoming Album 'At The Roadhouse' (September 1 / Nettwerk)

Biggest North American Tour Ever Announced For Fall 2023; Including 1,000-Capacity Venues In Nashville, Boston, Washington DC, Dallas And Toronto


Australian indie-folk groundbreakers The Paper Kites have unveiled the latest look at their upcoming album 'At The Roadhouse' today (out September 1 via Nettwerk Music Group), releasing their stirring and lively new single "Black & Thunder." Recorded in the remote Australian village of Campbells Creek (pop. 2,071) during the band's unannounced and unadvertised residency, "Black & Thunder is a true embodiment of the five-piece's steadfast DIY ethos - allowing them to win over new fans one at a time and establish the group as one of indie music's truly great underdog stories. “That was a song that seemed to get people out of their seats,”recalls songwriter Sam Bentley of "Black & Thunder." “There was a woman who would come to every show and just dance by the fire all night. It was one of the many moments I remember thinking how alive The Roadhouse felt - so rich and vibrant with its many characters.”

Listen to "Black & Thunder" and watch a video live from The Roadhouse here:

Pre-order 'At The Roadhouse' here:

'At The Roadhouse' is the continuation of an odds-defying run for The Paper Kites that has seen them achieve accolades like a certified Platinum record in the US, over a billion streams on Spotify, and continuously-growing sold-out audiences across three continents. Removing themselves from the typical pageantry that accompanies accolades like that, the group found inspiration for this new album while hand-converting an old gold-mining supply shop into the music venue of their dreams - affectionately dubbed "The Roadhouse." In Campbells Creek, away from the pressures of daily life, The Paper Kites joyfully filled the venue with music around the clock for weeks on end: creating new songs by day, performing them to a growing fan community at night, and recording right there the next morning. Taking their inspiration from the area's red earth and bushfire moons, the sixteen songs of 'At The Roadhouse' form a touching ode to what waits for us on the winding roads of love, loss, acceptance and wanderlust.

The Paper Kites recently announced a string of North American tour dates - taking place from July through November of this year - including larger venues than ever from coast to coast. A full list can be found below:



July 29 - Prince’s Island Park - Calgary, AB

August 1 - Bo’s Bar & Grill - Red Deer, AB

August 4 - Kaslo Jazz Festival - Kaslo, BC

August 5 - Kaslo Jazz Festival - Kaslo, BC

August 7 - Fawcett Hall - Tacoma, WA

August 8 - Wild Buffalo House of Music - Bellingham, WA

August 9 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC

October 25 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON

October 26 - Grand Theatre - Kingston, ON

October 27 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC

October 28 - Levon Helm Studios - Woodstock, NY

October 30 - The Wilbur Theatre - Boston, MA

October 31 - Racket - New York, NY

November 2 - Howard Theatre - Washington, D.C.

November 3 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

November 4 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC

November 6 - Brooklyn Bowl - Nashville, TN

November 7 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

November 8 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA

November 10 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TX

November 11 - 3TEN Austin City Limits - Austin, TX

November 12 - Heights Theatre - Houston, TX



Midnight Moon

Till The Flame Turns Blue

Black & Thunder


Rolling On Easy

Hurts So Good

Burn The Night Away

Good Nights Gone

June's Stolen Car

Maria, It's Time

Green Valleys

The Sweet Sound Of You

I Don't Want To Go That Way

Pocket Full Of Rain


Darkness At My Door