In Loving Memory in stores June 17, corresponding with launch of Australian tour
In the age of 3:30 digital singles, The Paper Scissors are cutting against the grain with their new album In Loving Memory. A creation for lovers of long-form albums, the record brings together a range of influences and topics to create a truly international rock soundscape.
The songs were written during the band’s travels; from home in Sydney to as far away as Queens, New York, in various studios and via email through numerous long sessions. Jai Pyne has written lyrics about a range of topics from family, love, drunkenness, alcoholism, death, sex, the ocean, weather, isolation and more, bringing a disparate collection of musings into one of the most coherent and focused collections of songs from an Australian band this year.
“We’ve shed any insecurities and have pieced together an album that embodies us as a band,” explains Jai. “The way our sound has evolved and the fact that it reflects our learning and growth explains why it’s taken so long to realise this album.”
Discovered by underground radio including FBI and Triple J, the band’s very first single “We Don’t Walk” captured the playfulness and self-assured outlook of youth, seeing the band develop a loyal fan base which was cemented with national touring.
The first taste of the new album showed a remarkable growth in the band with the single “Lung Sum” released in late 2010. With a deeper outlook, but a solid basis in pop melody, the track took the listener on a journey, preparing for what was to come on In Loving Memory.
Mixed by UK producer Tom McFall (REM, Weezer, Snow Patrol), the album is a clear artistic statement. Part UK, part US and totally Australian, In Loving Memory is a reflection of urban Sydney and the influences, contradictions, loves and pressures inherent in a complex life.
In Loving Memory is in stores and online June 17 through Sandcastle Music / MGM Distribution, corresponding with the launch of an Australian tour.
THE PAPER SCISSORS IN LOVING MEMORY TOUR 2011
FRI 17 JUNE – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
SAT 18 JUNE – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT
FRI 24 JUNE – EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB, MELBOURNE VIC
SAT 25 JUNE – JIVE, ADELAIDE SA
FRI 1 JULY – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW
SAT 2 JULY – STEP-INN, BRISBANE QLD
WED 13 JULY – BEACH RD HOTEL, BONDI NSW
FRI 15 JULY – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
SAT 16 JULY – BRASS MONKEY, CRONULLA NSW
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