The Paper Kites started the Canadian leg of their States tour at a sold out show at the Lucky Bar in Victoria. After Reuben and the Dark ramped up the crowd with their high energy set, The Paper Kites came out for a dreamy show of songs from their two previous EP’s, Woodland and Young North, and their new album States.
Full of energy and ready to put on a great show, they came out to an excited audience and kept it up the entire night. At one point, everyone but Sam Bentley leaves the stage for a quiet few songs. The intimacy of those moments were perhaps my favourite part, as we were given this added connection with some new songs. The comfortable nature Sam had on stage created a friendly atmosphere that rarely seems as genuine as this.
Christine Lacy’s ethereal voice seems to fade away in the live setting as the instruments overpowered her feather-like voice. On some songs, such as Cold Kind Hand, her voice is allowed to shine without the heavier vocals and instruments many others off their new album has which had me searching for more of her.
Lucky Bar has a talent of catching some of the best acts to come to Victoria, and the rustic setting suits the indie bands to a T. For more shows at Lucky Bar, check out their site!