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Listings for December 11th, 2012

APPEARING ON Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Crackling Vinyl Presents Paper Aeroplanes + Support From Shy & The Fight [+]

Tuesday 11th December

£6 Advance / £7 Door


‘My First Love’ video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap5-hyvHjv0

Sarah and Richard of Paper Aeroplanes grew up 30 miles from each other along the coast of West Wales, in houses you could see the sea from. They spent their formative years walking on cold beaches, messing in rock pools and finding records in charity shops – a world, and  a two hour drive, away from the nearest music scene. Or Topshop.

After a substantial usage on BBC drama Lip Service and recent radio support from  6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Nemone & Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq & Bob Harris on Radio 2, Paper Aeroplanes have been very busy. The band have 3 headline tours under their belts and recent sell-out shows in London, Birmingham and Norwich.

Lauren Laverne

We Are Ghosts
Album of the MonthMaverick Magazine

“With songs this good, Paper Aeroplanes deserve a far wider audience.”
BBC Music’s Robin Denselow

“Intimate, jaunty and confident lo-key pop with great melody.”
The Guardian

“My favourite welsh combo since a slice of bara brith and a cup of sweet tea.”
Beat Surrender

A Comfortable Sleep EP Review

“Paper Aeroplanes are an oasis of gravity in a cultural desert of frivolity, of emotion in a cold hearted world. If you’re not in tears by the end of A Comfortable Sleep then you’re either a Stalinist dictator or a statue. 9/10 ” – Paul Kerr, 405



Debut single ‘All That We See Or Seem’ c/w ‘Breaks’ out now on Popty-Ping Records.

‘All That We See Or Seem’:http://youtube.com/watch?v=TsH-pnCMLQs

Shy and the Fight are a six-piece band from the border country between Chester and Llangollen. They write big-hearted songs that roll along on a crest of sparkling guitars, skewed electronics and soaring harmonies. The band are an endearingly charismatic mixture of personalities and influences. Belle & Sebastian, The Beach Boys and rockabilly loom large in their musical landscape. It makes for a rousing and melodic listening experience. Since their inception in 2009, their early demo recordings have earned them airplay – and a BBC Introducing session – from Radio 1 (Jen Long), BBC Radio Merseyside (Dave Monks),  BBC East Midlands (Dean Jackson) and BBC Radio Wales (Adam Walton & Bethan Elfyn).

They’re very much a 21st century band – bristling with ideas, energy and initiative – equally at home selling out hometown shows with queues snaking 1?2 a mile up the road from the venue, busking in town centres, or bewitching audiences at European festivals (Stop Making Sense). It’s an inspirational, DIY ethic: a band of their time, memorably soundtracking their times.

Recent reviews have drawn comparisons to The Delgados, Leisure Society, Los Campesinos, and Frank Turner.

‘All That We See Or Seem’ c/w ‘Breaks’ (PING001) is the band’s first release, a double A-side 7” single on the Popty-Ping record label.


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