The Paper Kites are an indie rock-folk band from Melbourne, Australia. The band was formed in 2010 and consists of Sam Bentley, Christina Lacy, Dave Powys, Josh Bentley and Sam Rasmussen.
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.