PAPER AEROPLANES+ LEWIS AND LEIGH
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 mainstays of the band, Howells and guitarist/ co-songwriter Richard Llewellyn 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 (released March 2015) continues this theme, a varied and thrilling collection of songs to augment their already stunning live set.
Watch the video for ‘Guessing Game’ below: