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Tell us a bit about yourself?
We are Paperfriend from Maidstone, UK. We are inspired by awesome British bands such as Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Deaf Havana. We describe our music as alternative and a bit emo.
Our line-up is as follows:
Dean Ince – vocals, guitar
Chris Johnson – drums
Matt Ladbrooke – bass
There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?
We are a band with great energy and chemistry on and off stage. Energetic live moments include jumping off various platforms and objects mid-performance, and on one occasions our guitarist almost fell down a flight of stairs by accident!
Musically we like to write big choruses and offset our crunchy guitars with ambient and relaxing delays, creating a dynamic sound while still being accessible.
What’s your back-story?
We started out in 2015 with Chris joining us a year later. We’re all best mates which helps the band to work really well.
We write songs from a personal perspective – tracks such as Autumn Fire and Sunday Blues are very autobiographical. We feel that the best way for our fans to connect to our material is if we pour our heart and soul into writing our songs.
We prefer to record and produce our material ourselves, this only adds to the personal nature of our songs.
What are you working on at the moment?
We are currently recording our debut album, which will hopefully be released some time in 2018. This is something that we have been working towards for a while but once we released our EP “Songs We Wrote At Home” we started work on the album straight away.
We also have a couple of music videos in the works, which is something we’ve never done before. We’re looking forward to adding a visual concept to our songs and seeing how everything ties in.
We are planning a tour to support the album as well as getting some cool merch printed. We will have t-shirts and various other clothing items available in the early part of 2018.