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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.
Support from local heroine Polly Paulusma.
Signed to Bjork’s label One Little Indian in 2003, Polly Paulusma is one of the unsung heroes of indie-folk — in the year Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse ascended, Uncut chose to dub her “the finest young British female singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months”.
Her two albums of the 2000’s, ’Scissors In My Pocket’ and ‘Fingers & Thumbs’, have both become cult classics among songwriters and indie-folk aficionados alike. In 2012 she founded her own art-house indie-folk label “Wild Sound” and released her third album, ‘Leaves From The Family Tree’, which featured collaborations with heroes Adem, Erin McKeown, composer Michael Price (Sherlock) and Nizlopi’s John Parker.
Her growing record label is now home to nine artists. She is the current holder of an EFDSS Creative Bursary and is working on modern versions of traditional Child Ballads; she is also writing with singer-songwriter Annie Dressner as one half of The Pollyanna Band, and is also writing towards her own fourth studio album.