The Paper Shades

Live Act Indie Folk Indie
The Paper Shades - Indie Folk Indie Live Act in Salisbury

The Paper Shades Short Info

After the success of their critically acclaimed 2012 EP ‘Where You Lay’, folk-indie duo The Paper Shades have now returned with their latest double A side single ‘Home/Strong’.

Drawing a strong influence from contemporary songwriters like Laura Marling and Angus and Julia Stone, The Paper Shades have managed to infuse the pop sensibilities of modern musical trends and an authentic sound to create one of the most engaging and fulfilling songs of the year so far.

The duo, Jon Rixon and Sarah Dollar, have spent the best part of the last few years touring their new material in preparation for their debut studio album, due out later this year.

Speaking about the new full-length and their choice to make ‘Home’ and ‘Strong’ the lead singles, the pair said, “We both like albums which are atmospheric and have a ‘sound- track’ type feel to them. We had this in mind whilst writing the album and when thinking about overall production. The first single ‘Home’ has a strong emphasis on rhythm and melody, it’s warm, full sound is balanced with space to evoke atmosphere… ‘Strong’ is the second single on the double A side and is one of the more intimate and emotive of the album tracks. The track has a more singer/songwriter feel to it with acoustic guitar at its core and showcases harmonies throughout.”

After the success of their critically acclaimed 2012 EP ‘Where You Lay’, folk-indie duo The Paper Shades have now returned with their latest double A side single ‘Home/Strong’.

Drawing a strong influence from contemporary songwriters like Laura Marling and Angus and Julia Stone, The Paper Shades have managed to infuse the pop sensibilities of modern musical trends and an authentic sound to create one of the most engaging and fulfilling songs of the year so far.

The duo, Jon Rixon and Sarah Dollar, have spent the best part of the last few years touring their new material in preparation for their debut studio album, due out later this year...

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Past Gigs The Paper Shades

  • 02 | 2015 Bristol The Birdcage
  • 02 | 2015 Stroud The Prince Albert
  • 02 | 2015 London The Islington
  • 02 | 2015 Truro The Hubbox
  • 02 | 2015 St Agnes The Taphouse
  • 02 | 2015 Northampton Phipps Albion Brewery

Discography The Paper Shades

  • 2015 Home / Strong Single | Indie Kitchen Records
  • 2012 Where You Lay EP | Self Release
  • 2010 The Paper Shades EP | Self Release

Media

  • Sound Strong
  • Sound Home
  • Video The Paper Shades - The Lake...

Origin

  • Salisbury GB

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Jon Rixon Vocals, Guitars
  • Sarah Dollar Vocals, Guitars, Drums

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