The Paperboats
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The Paperboats

Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal | SELF

Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal | SELF
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Surviving The Flood - October 2011



The Paperboats are a band from the UK/Portugal.

Formed by front man and main songwriter Paul Da Silva (Vocals/Guitar) originally from London, the band was born in 2009 after Paul’s invite to open up for The Script in Portugal, still as a solo artist promoting the release of his independent E.P N.E.W.S.
After being introduced to Christian Ferraz (bass), Pedro Menano (Drums), Andre Branquinho (Guitar), and resurrecting songs he had in hand to be played with a full lineup, Paul knew there was something there than just sun and song away from home."

...I always say it's better to be a brave fool than a wise coward, so I just decided to see what could happen when I met these guys..." Paul reveals.
Without too much convincing, he remained in Portugal for some time practically living under their roofs and quickly writing more songs as the band gigged extensively winning a large fan base for the live show.

After some months of playing and after selling some beloved gear, the band earned the means to happily get themselves over to London. This time Paul provided the roof and the band started recording the debut album Surviving The Flood at The Voodoo Lounge studios with producer Thomas Johansen.
"...we decided to dive in and do all of this ourselves, getting the album recorded, the video for the single, in essence get everything cooked up on our own instead of trying to approach any labels first...that time you have at the beginning as a band is a luxury, where you decide and share each step, and now that we've lived through all of that we're better off as a team...we're not ones to stand still waiting for things to happen, so we plan on releasing the album independently after the summer. Hopefully we'll get interest from a label who can work with us, it's a welcomed bonus to what we now have at the ready..."
After having the album mastered at Sterling Sound Studios New York, the boys quickly returned to Europe over the moon with the record and eager to be where they best feel at home; on stage.

Curses is the debut single from the band with a voice described as “crushed glass wrapped in velvet…”

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