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The best kept secret in music


"Review from Southeasern Performer"

On Everything is Alright, Paperstreet shows a lot of sophistication and maturity in the band’s writing, arranging, and production. The production is clear and the musicianship is tight and proficient. With the exception of the occasional sophomoric lyric, it’s a damn satisfying listen. Bassist Andrew Shives (ex-Fear Factory) and drummer Brandon Faulkner (ex-Cornbread) are a formidable rhythm section capable of supporting the weight of the music. Guitarist Justin Cooper provides the musical drive of the band with big, meaty riffs, while Chris Reece’s vocals are powerful and emotive. - Southeastern Performer

"AA review"

Originally formed in 2002 by ex members of Fear Factory, Cornbread and the more sedate Cool for August, Paperstreet have redefined their distinctive contemporary hard rock sound, replacing their original vocalist Luke Daly with the more adept modern sounding Chris Reece. With full on aggression-a trait more often than not absent from this genre of music-and an obvious radio friendly vein running through their core, Paperstreet come over like a hard rock version of Familiar 48. The controlled melodic urgency of the title track or the frenetic vitriol of ‘Pain’ exemplify an album alive with cathartic edge, smoothed by abrasive melody and awash with bludgeoning guitar. Tempo may ebb and flow throughout ‘Everything is Alright’, but there’s no less clout on the less chaotic ‘Fade Away’ or the Creed-like album closer ‘One of These Days’ leaving the listener in no doubt that eight songs on an album is simply not enough when the quality is this good. - Alternative


Everything is Alright- 2005 Debut


Feeling a bit camera shy


With a high-energy stage show and a sound ready for radio, PAPERSTREET is an act that entertains and impresses. Comprised of former members of national acts Fear Factory and Cool For August, and regional act Cornbread, these musicians have a history of solid performance. Their combination of rock and power pop blazes a trail that is easy to follow.

PAPERSTREET formed in 2002, beginning with bassist Andrew Shives (Cool For August, Fear Factory) and drummer Brandon Faulkner (Cornbread, local session player). They wanted to start a band that exemplified the musical abilities of all it's members. Brandon brought in Justin Cooper for the guitar position. Then with bass, drums, and guitar filled, PAPERSTREET began writing and looking for a front man.

Newcomer Luke Daly filled the remaining position. But after one and a half great years with Luke, they had to part ways late in 2004. After a few weeks off, PAPERSTREET started holding auditions.

In the next weeks the band was introduced to Chris Reece. "Chris came to his audition and blew us away." Chris' voice and ear for melody was what the band needed. His dedication and drive for success matched the band's energy and direction.

With the components of PAPERSTREET reassembled, they spent the next couple of months writing songs for demos to reintroduce themselves to the rock world. In early 2005, PAPERSTREET debuted their improved sound and new singer to rave reviews.