The new album opens with the sound of a train and some mournful piano and sax, setting the scene for a record that invites you in, and refuses to let you leave. There’s a touching simplicity to The Paper Kites’ work, but it’s a sophisticated sound, too, with co-producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) adding the subtle layers that create a masterful mood. The result is a record that oozes class. Atmospheric and assured. There’s no other Australian band quite like them.
On The Corner Where You Live is out Sept 21 via Sony.
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