My goodness, this e.p. would bring a tear to a glass eye. Simple, sublime, heartfelt music to lift the spirits and the soul. I have been around a good while and it never ceases to amaze me that someone new always comes along to pick up the baton and deliver meaningful, beautiful, quality music when you thought there was nothing more to be said. For me, in 2012, it is the Paper Aeroplanes. Thank God for music.
When a band already has a back catalogue of great songs you start to worry that they might have peaked, no such worries here, this is a great collection of songs and probably their best work to date.
Each song is unique and different, there's not really a standout track in that they all standout in their own right. As usual the lyrics are honest and heart warming/wrenching (depending which way you look at it) and great pieces of poetry.
So glad they've included ' In a Bleak Midwinter' for those that may not of caught it on the 'for folk's sake' comp.
This band keep finding a slightly new direction that works. So onwards and upwards hopefully.
Heard Paper Aeroplanes by accident as I turned on Radio 2 one evening in early 2013. I just had to find out more about them. Beautiful melodies that burrow under your skin. So good, I've bought some gig tickets.
Everything But the Girl, Sandy Denny, comparisons are invidious. Paper Aeroplanes play and sing lovely, ethereal tunes with real melodies and soulful lyrics rooted in the restless, lovelorn world of longing and not belonging that we know and love and hate so well.
I absolutely love paper aeroplanes. They are my find of the year so far. I vcan sit down and listen to their songs. Not much depth but beautifully crafted and wonderful. Going to get the coffee pot on now and I think i'll listen to this again. Using Monoprice bluetooth headphones. An amazing sound and cheap as chips. Read the reviews amazing!!