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
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
Discovered by underground radio including FBI and
Triple J, the band’s first single “We
Don’t Walk” captured the playfulness and
self-assured outlook of youth developing 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
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.
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