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      Paper Aeroplanes' debut album, "The Day We Ran Into the Sea" is a mixture of folk and acoustic elements laced with electric guitars and Celtic undertones (contributed to by producer Jon Reynolds, who's worked with the likes of Sinead O'Connor). The album also featur... read more
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      Paper Aeroplanes' debut album, "The Day We Ran Into the Sea" is a mixture of folk and acoustic elements laced with electric guitars and Celtic undertones (contributed to by producer Jon Reynolds, who's worked with the likes of Sinead O'Connor). The album also features sonic contributions from Head (PJ Harvey), Adrian Hall (Black Eyed Peas, Alicia Keys, Ray Davies) and Matt Prime (Eliza Doolittle, Will Young, Kelly Clarkson). 


      "We both grew up in small seaside towns in West Wales."
      Sarah's hometown Milford Haven is a deep water port with oil and gas industry.
      Rich's home county Ceredigion is a farming community with some tourism in the summer.
      Rich couldn't pick up UK radio stations in his village so he used to listen to Irish radio from over the water.

      Sarah's music scene revolved around playing in school assembly and being let in underage to play jam sessions in the local pub, The Lord Nelson.

      "This is where my confidence grew from. In primary school, I was desperate to sing in school plays but always too shy to put my hand up. I also didn't think I had to range or strength of voice to perform. Once I got to secondary school and started to write my own songs, I formed a band with two other best friends and that gave me the encouragement and safety in numbers to go forward with playing in public. I've never looked back.

      In Milford Haven you don't really choose what music scene you're a part of. There aren't enough people to form cliques - you just muck in together, whether you're into hip hop, top forty pop music, blues or folk. It's the same in Cardigan where Rich grew up - where the population is only about 8000" - Sarah

      "I spent most of my childhood climbing trees, making bows and arrows and messing about on the beach. My musical influences all came from my parents record collection - Cat Stevens, James Taylor, JJ Cale, Joni Mitchell. I played bass in a blues band with friends at the age of 15, which gave me my first taste of live playing." - Rich


      First single "Cliché" was largely recorded and produced by the band and is a universal story of breaking up and the struggle to move on, with a tongue-in-cheek nod to the fact it's not the first time this sentiment has been expressed. The video for the track shows the group's quirky side, featuring Sarah and her mannequin-boyfriend in a series of scenes.

      The second single Not as Old was play listed by BBC Radio 2 in the UK. With all 3 singles play-listed by Radio Wales, the band's audience is going from strength to strength.

      Second album We Are Ghosts was a more home-grown affair and has received play from 6Music and Radio Two with support from the likes of Steve Lamaq. Read the reviews or listen to make up your own mind.


      WE ARE GHOSTS
      "8/10" Shout 4 Music
      "full of hopeful, lovely songs, abounding in the purity of folk music." Journal of Plastik
      "With songs this good, Paper Aeroplanes deserve a far wider audience." Guardian
      "mini-album of impressively fine melodies, gentle melancholia and the occasional burst of jaunty, breezy pop" Robin Denselow, BBC Music
      "a delicate mix of upbeat nostalgia and heart wrenching honesty." For Folks Sake

      "Every so often something comes along that challenges you to do it justice on paper….breathtaking.." God is in the TV
      " 5* " Maverick Magazine

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