Astoria, New York (PressExposure) June 21, 2011 -- New Australian label Source Music today released it's first album from Sydney indie buzz band The Papper Scissors, In Loving Memory.
The album has already picked up international attention with the UK's Stereoboard labeling the album one of the most indisputably forward thinking albums of 2011 and Sydney's FBI radio selecting it as album of the week.
Mixed by UK producer Tom McFall (REM, Weezer, Snow Patrol), the album is a clear artistic statement. Part UK, part US and totally Australian, "In Loving Memory" is a reflection of urban Sydney and the influences, contradictions, loves and pressures inherent in a complex life.
The songs were written during the band's travels; from home in Sydney to as far away as Queens, New York, in various studios and via email through numerous long sessions. Jai Pyne has written lyrics about a range of topics from family, love, drunkenness, alcoholism, death, sex, the ocean, weather, isolation and more, bringing a disparate collection of musings into one of the most coherent and focused collections of songs from an Australian band this year.
"We've shed any insecurities and have pieced together an album that embodies us as a band," explains Jai. "The way our sound has evolved and the fact that it reflects our learning and growth explains why it's taken so long to realise this album."
Discovered by underground radio including FBI and Triple J, the band's very first single We Don't Walk captured the playfulness and self-assured outlook of youth, seeing the band develop a loyal fan base which was cemented with national touring.
The first taste of the new album showed a remarkable growth in the band with the single "Lung Sum" released in late 2010. With a deeper outlook, but a solid basis in pop melody, the track took the listener on a journey, preparing for what was to come on In Loving Memory.