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Paper Sky

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy | SELF

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy | SELF
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"Paper Sky"

Guess it’s time for something completely different. Not groundbreaking different (not much is these days), but from what I normally post around these parts. Got bored last night while watching 007 on telly, and instead started reading a few promo mails. Thus I got introduced to Paper Sky; an (in their own words) "Anglo/Italian experimental rock pop 4some". And you probably will agree that experimental pop groups finding inspiration in artists like PJ Harvey and Patti Smith aren’t daily news on this blog? Cannot really point out what I like about these songs, and perhaps the band just caught me at a time, where I need a breath of fresh air? Just like I recall from some of those experimental 60’s/70’s bands I've tried listening to every now and then, the songs of Paper Sky have several layers, which sort of prevents them from being instantly likeable (they miss that indie pop charm). But at the same time those are the kind of songs that just seem to get a little bit better for every listen and often ending with a highly rewarding result. And since so many tracks are free to download, why not risk an ear (or maybe two) and there might even be something for you in here as well?
- Hits in the Car Blog- stytzer

"In a nutshell"

Prog-Pop-Rock eclecticism, really adventurous stuff - Bugbear Promotions London


Alligators Smile E.P- Released 26th Jan 2011
Currently streaming on local radio stations with worldwide internet distribution on the way.



Hello, we're Paper Sky and I guess you could call us a Eurotrash band. Formed in Italy at the beginning of 2008, the blood count among us goes from Spain to Holland to Italy to England and then back again. And this is reflected in our music.
We try to produce earthy, rich and original music that walks a fine line between commercialism and innovation taking cues from people such as Pink Floyd, Patti Smith, Radiohead, Dylan, Tom Waits and classical composers such as Debussy and Britten. Passion for what we do is of utmost importance to us- we're not in it for an X-factor style quick buck and a shot at fame.
Florence (vox and composer) met Riccardo (guitar, composer) thanks to an add pinned up in a music school and spent the last months of 2007 arranging, writing and performing as an acoustic duo. At the beginning of 2008 we recruited Filippo on bass and Robbie on drums and the band was born. Since that time we have played countless gigs in the UK and Italy- from major city squares, to pubs, pizzerias, clubs and dives to the Natural History Museum as support to Bryan Ferry. We've had to sleep in the back of vans, in rooms with no windows (not a nice experience) and we even got to use sinks as bathrooms... At the end of 2009 we went into the studio to record our first five track E.P - self-released at the end of January 2011. We have already found physical distribution in our hometown of Bologna (small indie record shop- Disco D'oro) who will be promoting and selling the record as well as local radio stations where we will be doing live sessions.
In a world where products appear and disappear all in the same breath, we, Paper Sky, are determined to bring something lasting, and emotive to the table. It may take us years, we may end up on stage with our zimmerframes, but we will get there.