Watch: The Paper Kites - "Bloom"

The fact that "Bloom" is a couple of years old shouldn't dissuade us (or you) from marvelling on the fact that the video had now racked up 2.8 million views on youtube. That -- and another 2.3 million views for their video for "Featherstone" -- probably had something to do with the fact that the band behind the songs, Australia's The Paper Kites, have just been signed for North America by the good folks at Nettwerk. A disarming and unpretentious folk/pop band that originated as the duo of songwriters Sam Bentley and Christina Lacey before expanding to a quintet, The Paper Kites have released two EP's -- Woodland and the more recent Young North -- both of which are now available for download via iTunes and Amazon. Watch the "Featherstone" video after the jump...