The Papers
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The Papers

Exeter, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

Exeter, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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How many more for the third world war (1982): radio play on UK radio 1 and independent radio
Reggae on the radio: (1983) radio play on UK radio 1 and independent radio

the Only One I see is Me (1988) : Uk radio play
Alien World (2009): World radio play

Roxy play the Wild card
Fahrenheit In A Centigrade World 2006



The Papers were formed in 1979. We wanted to change the world - fast. At that time the world was a mess, Oh man we're talking about impending third world war using nukes! And there was a whole bagful of new planet problems - environmental issues - nuclear power plants that didn't work and went bang – Chernobyl, Three Mile Island. On top of that no one seemed to care – there was the new pre-occupation with consumerism and celebrity - what is that stuff??? have we all lost our minds???, Yeah we did not like Thatcher or Reagan - they were destructive assholes - they ended social cohesiveness and took a meat clever to civilised society – the usual septic vision - make money who cares who gets hurt!. The Papers stood for anything but this crap, and used contemporary pop music to incite their audience to take these issues more seriously - and to have some fun - after all what is life for?

The Papers were originally based in Brixton South London, the home of much musical carnage and wholesome partying. In 2006 we began 'regenerating' the band - why - well there is still a lot of bad stuff that needs changing - and there are a lot of young musicians who feel the same way – its their world now - so we're putting a new band together to carry on the good work. This time we're basing the band in Brighton, on the south coast of the UK. Now when it comes to a party town you wont find much to beat Brighton, but it is also a place of tolerance, debate, creativity, music, love, new ideas and political mash ups - just perfect – and Mike (harry) lives there.