Paperfin

Paperfin

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Acoustic folk-pop with a dark underbelly. Two voices, the male vocal soulful and brooding, the female vocal pure and haunting.

Biography

Jody and Latoya (Paperfin) met in late summer ‘98. Within a week of meeting, they discovered a mutual love of various singer / songwriters ranging from Rufus Wainwright, PJ Harvey and Ani Difranco to the old school legends of Patti Smith, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. They jammed, and recognised an immediate affiliation, which to this day has never waned. So that was how Paperfin met. From those heady, carefree late teenage years to the present day, they have matured and developed, working with a number of musicians and producers to reach a point where the Paperfin sound has been perfected. They have recently added Liam Macmanus (Percussion), Katy Dent (Violin) and Ezme Gaze (Cello). At present they busy selecting the songs for their forthcoming EP and Album, which will be produced by a Top Named Producer.

Lyrics

Orange

Written By: J. Gadsden, L. Akisanya

Orange burnt eyes fail to smoke
This tight stocking grabs my neck and I’m about to choke
Cigarette burns on my face
Well I’m afraid I think at a steady pace

It’s a shame what you’re saying
‘Cause there might be some truth in it
Only a little
Only a little

Sweet fuck all written on my head
Might as well be nailed to the god damn bed
Stripped bare and forced to parade
Might as well join the fire brigade and burn, burn away

It’s a shame what you’re saying
‘Cause there might be some truth in it
Only a little
Only a little

Caught on Fire (With Your Old Lighter)

Written By: J. Gadsden, L. Akisanya


I got caught up in the middle of your argument
And you blew me into smithereens
And I really, really needed that
Thank you so very much, thank you for belittling (me)

You were so irate; I was tired
That was the story of our relationship
Heavy duty and unconventional
You forget now that I rejected you first

Chorus:
I’m caught on fire
With your old lighter
Oh wont you treat me kinder (x2)

You bought me a revolting chequered shirt
And I hated it and you knew I hated it so
And you bought me an undeniable amount
Of shame and I gave you back the same

And it all backfired onto me, you used
Violence to inspire me
And the poison that fell from your tongue
Was all filthy and unimaginable

Chorus:
I’m caught on fire
With your old lighter
Oh wont you treat me kinder (x2)

Discography

Debut EP scheduled for release in May 2006.

Set List

Paperfin's current set list is based around the songs they are currently recording for their EP. A typical set (for the full band) would be as follows:

1: Orange
2: God Is A Fool
3: Come
4: Enjoy The Silence (Cover)
5: Caught On Fire
6: Blunted Scissors

If Paperfin are doing an acoustic set with just Jody and Latoya the sets are somewhat different and rotate songs from their vast back catalogue of material.