Release Date: 14 August 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|PAPER AEROPLANES Joy Limited Vinyl LP
Paper Aeroplanes specialise in an intoxicating brand of alt-folk. Singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore, a soaring yet fragile instrument of the finest kind; and their heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous melodies are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and sooth your troubled soul. The 2013 album Little Letters (Navigator Records) was released to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike, and saw the Welsh band embark on an epic series of dates across Europe, selling out many iconic venues including London’s Union Chapel, Hamburg’s Prinzenbar and Whelan’s in Dublin.
The band officially formed in 2009 but Sarah and musical partner, Richard Llewellyn previously played together in Halflight. Once the name had changed and the Paper Aeroplanes set off on a slightly different course, they began to spread their wings (never ignore the obvious puns), playing hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe, receiving radio play from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Dermot O’Leary, Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson, Lauren Laverne and Bob Harris; and having their music used on national TV (BBC drama Lip Service, Sky Sports Champions League final, Irish No Smoking campaign etc).
The band have spent much of the last year writing and recording in Cardiff with the help of producer Mason Neely (Cerys Matthews, Sufjan Stevens, Lambchop, Colorama).
Guessing Game, the first single from the new batch of songs, added more rhythmic and electronic elements to the band’s trademark acoustic sound, bringing to mind the likes of Lykke Li, Florence and Feist. The new album continues this theme – a varied and thrilling collection of songs to augment their already stunning live set.
1. Good Love Lives On
2. Guessing Game
4. Race You Home
9. Call Off The Dawn
11. Goldrush Album