“great, memorable songs and a voice that’d charm a piranha” – BBC Radio Wales
“Gorgeous” – Lauren Laverne
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 two hour drive, away from the nearest music scene. Or Topshop.
Their music has been described as folky, acoustic, well-crafted, haunting and emotive -but let your ears make up their own mind.
Recent radio support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Nemone & Cerys Matthews and Steve Lamacq & Bob Harris on Radio 2 means that the band have been very busy in the last 6 months.
In 2009 they released their debut album “The Day we ran into the Sea”. The album with its distinctive sound under Sarah’s breathtaking vocals was described by the BBC’s Adam Walton as “brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart’s embers”, and “the finest radio album to come out of Wales since Rockferry”.
The 2011 mini-album “We are Ghosts” was picked for The Guardian’s F&M playlist and received more critical acclaim:
“With songs this good, Paper Aeroplanes deserve a far wider audience.” – BBC Music’s Robin Denselow,
“Album of the Month” Maverick Magazine
“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”
A Comfortable Sleep 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