Now this we cannot wait for, awesome art in an awesome setting… who could ask for more 🙂
Paper Aeroplanes is Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn. Their musical partnership began six years ago in small town West Wales and in 2009 they released their debut album “The Day we ran into the Sea”.
The album with its distinctive sound under Sarah’s beautiful vocals was described by the BBC’s Adam Walton as “brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart’s embers”, and BBC Radio Wales as “the finest radio album to come out of Wales since Rockferry”.
Since its release they have made the Radio 2 playlist and supported acts as varied as Ron Sexsmith, Ed Sheeran, Marina and the Diamonds and Chris Wood, as well as securing a live session with the legendary Bob Harris.
Having been compared to the likes of Gemma Hayes, Turin Brakes and Nerina Pallot, this year they released mini-album “We are Ghosts” to more critical acclaim and reviews such as “With songs this good, Paper Aeroplanes deserve a far wider audience” – BBC Music’s Robin Denselow; “Album of the Month” – Maverick Magazine and being picked for The Guardian’s “F&M playlist”.
Paper Aeroplanes are taking those words that you hear in your head and shooting them across the ether. Come fly with them…
They’re awash with the depth and danger of maritime nightmares. They’re the place where coruscating noise meets haunting pop melody and brutal lyrical honesty. They’re Sonic Youth, Pavement, The Strokes and Echo And The Bunnymen eating each other on a raft adrift in the Arctic Ocean. They’re Death At Sea, the best band to emerge from a vapid Liverpool scene in decades. And they’ve come to give rock the kiss of life. They’ve got all the characters. Sam Peterson, the art-?rock guitarist with the tortured past. Ruaidhri Owens, the technical home- studio whizz kid, capable of making an entire album on knackered equipment held together with old school ties. Carl Davies, the hyperactive drummer spooling endless tales of shark documentaries and Merseyside scene gossip. Neale Davies, Carl’s bassist brother; the silent, swarthy enigmatic one. And Ralph Kinsella, the taciturn art-?school poet on a mission to admonish his sailings and discover his true nature through his lyrics. “It comes from a constant state of melancholy,” Ralph admits. “Sometimes it’s about me being an asshole and writing about it, admit and cope with that.”
Tom George is an artist it’s impossible to pigeonhole, as he spreads his talents across music, poetry, journalism and film.
After starting out as a drummer and guitarist in various bands, he has performed extensively as a solo singer-songwriter in the UK, Europe and Africa and released two CDs.
Tom is also well-known on the poetry circuit, having performed around the country and featuring in several poetry anthologies as well as his own collections.
At live gigs, Tom often combines music with poetry, and has continued this approach in one-man shows at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, and performances at Glastonbury Festival and on Channel 4 television.
Tom regularly writes about music and culture for Bido Lito, The Stool Pigeon, getintothis.com and his own magazine, Slacker Sounds.
Tom is next playing at The Free Rock’n’Roll all-dayer at Mello Mello on 27th Oct. Onstage upstairs at 4pm. Hope to see you there.
Join Terry this Friday 19th October for the opening of his exhibition, as part of the Long Night celebrations. Unit 8, The Collonades, Albert Dock until 9pm.
“Deliverance is a poem I wrote, days after the Independent Panel released their evidential findings. I have printed the poem onto an old scroll, and made a Liverbird as the message carrier.
‘McRings’ invites the viewer to explore the interactions between publicly and privately funded events such as the Olympics, and asks them to examine the eventual economic returns and consequences, and who they favour.
Constructed from cooked and dehydrated french fries, and resin bonded into 5 hoops measuring 4 feet across in total, the golden ‘olympic rings’ sit atop a suitably scaled ‘french fry’ holder.”
Definition of Response
1a verbal or written answer 2a reaction to something:
Origin: Middle English: from Old French respons or Latin responsum ‘something offered in return’, neuter past participle of respondere”
Response is an exhibition created for emerging artists in conjunction with the Liverpool Biennial 2012.
‘The Unexpected Guest’.
A collaboration of curators, artists’, writers, filmmakers and creative thinkers.
Subjects of censorship, the unconventional and irrationality are showcased in reaction to the Liverpool Biennial’s ‘Unexpected Guest’. Demanding topics are temporarily predisposed within the city to confront viewers, in relation to their own temporality and residence.
Also curated by Nicola Selsby.
October 18th – October 27th 2012
The Long Night (debate night open to the public)
Independents Liverpool Biennial
Response – A Creative Conversation
October 26th 2012
7.00pm – Till Late