A Calling Card To Bigger Things, When You Call By Paper Thin
Paper Thin have arrived. Latest single When You Call is their biggest single to date, flying the flag high for the next generation of Australian emo punk revival. As Newy Week sadly comes to a close, we dive into what makes this song and this band just so great.
I find the most outstanding quality of the truly great Australian songwriters to be their unwavering solidarity to not conform to a sound. Paul Kelly, Nick Cave, The Smith Street Band, Courtney Barnett and the alike carve their own sound out through a style of music unique to themselves. Music you haven't heard elsewhere with a voice that wouldn't fit in elsewhere, without making any effort to conform, asking instead the listener to come with them and in turn fall in love with that unique aspect of the artist. Paper Thin do just this. Spencer Scott's voice would by no-way sit on a commercial radio station, but the sincerity of character with which he sings and the strength in which he writes, embraces you and wins you over to it. With an EP and two singles in their discography Paper Thin have stuck their sound into the sands of Newcastle beach and are beckoning you to come fall in love with the sound they’ve made their own. New single When You Call is going to win over a lot of hearts.
A slow burning thumper of a song When You Call brings all the elements of emo you’ve been missing since 2007 and slams them into the current Australian Folk Punk sound in a glorious fashion. Building and bursting with surprises, such as the beautiful additional vocals from fellow Novocastrian Grace Turner, When You Call picks you up early and carries you through to a tremendous crashing final wave of drums and riffs that leaves you wanting more.
Luckily that moreish quality is soon to be relieved with Paper Thin announcing today their new EP Living With. Being Without. is now available for preorder to be released September 13th on Lost Boy Records: www.lostboyrecords.com
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