Live Reviews

Live Review: The Paper Kites – Anthanaeum Theatre (27.06.14)

The Paper Kites

Last night, The Paper Kites concluded their national tour in their hometown of Melbourne. They played a stunning set in front of a sold out crows in the beautiful historical Anthanaeum Theatre.

It was their first ver seated show, but it felt appropriate for their music which drifts you off into a dreamy world. Being able to sink back into your chair and take in Sam’s intricate classical plucking, Christina’s beautifully soft vocals and gorgeous soft melodies was the best way to experience The Paper Kites.

“Tennenbaum” was a particular highlight for me. Sam stood on the stage alone and performed this very personal song about his past. He played his classical guitar with such care and intricacy that complimented his lovely but pained vocals. Even though it was about a past love, it felt so real in that moment.

Being their last show of the tour, there was more emotion on stage than usual and it was great to see. This band is one of the most humble bands in Australia currently, and it translates on stage. They play such beautiful music that transcends genres. It was such a delightful show in front of a very loving audience that farewelled them before they head to Canada and the States next week.


Set List
I Done You So Wrong
In Reverie
Kiss The Grass
Cold Kind Hand
St Clarity
Living Colour
Malleable Beings
Tin Lover
Maker of My Time
A Lesson From Mr Gray


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