They made their debut at the Sesh 2nd December and they definitely caught my eye.
The PaperShakers had brought a roomful of people with them and caused quite a stir.
Certainly one of the best first gigs I've seen since I started reviewing. Expect lots more to come out of this exciting new music act. Catch them 21st December at Adelphi Hull.
One In A Million
It sounds good, really loud there's Manchester and Baggy in the sound and contemporary in-vogue spoken style vocal delivery. Progressive, it moves, changes, goes somewhere, reaching higher places.
Little Men With Big Egos
The elongated synth, dub intro that's what made me really look up and take notice. The chord change that's a bit good, preceding a brief burst of bass line. Beats and open spaces invite possibilities, leading eventually into the two-hander vocals. Then ever rising multi-layered guitar lines that work higher within themselves, some reverb on there too is there?
I Can't Remember
Speaks to the club nut in us all...we've all done that walk of shame at seven in the morning...lost a few hours, days, weeks, months and for some it's years before they see what's happening. Sadly a few find the parties take refuge outside their head lock the door and never leave.
I Will ShowYou
Strong opening riffage (not sure about the hollow drum sound?) Roses, nineties sound.
With a really polished recording could turn into a bit of an anthem.
Are any of you connected to The Charge? Or the East hull band The Painted Sambas....?
Sounds like a car starting up, then comes in with a sweet trance/dance intro, echoic
vocal disorients the listener and perhaps there's an underpinning of Way Out West to latch onto. Excited about this one because it suggests a desire, for mixing and moulding genre and type to explore sound rather than just reproduce. I'm really into crossover, genre hopping stuff right now.
Wake Up Call
A surprising, U2 sounding guitar riff mid song, vocally doesn't hang together as well as the others but this time I'm quite liking the hand drums in the foreground. The vocal sits within the rest of the sound and gets lost somewhere in the mix for me.
Well that's what these guys have on their Myspace check it out and see if you agree If you do let us know. What with the simple direct Mancunian vocal, the synthesizer vibe, the trance and house leanings, as well as the guitar constructs, The PaperShakers could find themselves devouring the gig circuit and before long playing to weekend club crowds. I can also see lots of collaborative work coming there way as they uncover and attract re-mixers, producers and DJs. Something to get excited about for 2009.
My favourite track could be Little Men but for instant sing-a- long appeal it would be One in a Million.
Message from The PaperShakers
All these tracks we've made are only demos. Made in our bedrooms and garage, we have plans for an EP in the new year.
We have SonaSound who are DJs that are signed on Phobic Records and very close friends wanting to make
remixes for us. There is a connection to The Charge as Andy, our song writer/front man along with Dave our
drummer, played with them years ago.
Music News - The Warren And Hull Youth Council Presents Love Music Hate Racism At Hull City Hall
Last week saw the British National Party's membership list published on the internet; member occupations included teachers, doctors, nurses and a small but significant number of police officers who since 2004 have been unable by law to belong to the BNP.
The Hull postcode was there, highlighting the number of people in the region who belong to the party and reinforcing
Music News - 11th November 2008 - HYRMC 01 at The Albemarle Music Centre Hull
This piece was put together by way of a simple questionnaire being sent out to various
Conference delegates. The conference was the first of its kind in Hull and was the
largely put together by Hull College music tech students and Purple Worm Records'
Mik Newton and Karl Martin.
Responses are from Michelle Dee, Tico from R'EYA and
Mike Brookebeatz music tech student, producer and re-mixer.
Music News - Coastival 2009 ... Yorkshire goes to the Seaside!
The final line-up is today unveiled for the Battle of the Sands, a major music
contest to be staged in Scarborough later this month.
Ten local bands will fight it out at the Spa Ocean Room in
Scarborough on Sunday 30th November.
At stake will be the chance to support the main headline act at Coastival 2009 -
Yorkshire goes to the Seaside! in Scarborough next February.
Music News - Hull & Yorkshire Region Music Conference
The first annual HYRMC (Hull & Yorkshire Region Music Conference) will take place on
Tuesday 11th November 2008 attracting a huge number of music industry attendees.
Venue. Albemarle Music Centre, Ferensway, Hull (next to the St. Stephens Shopping
Centre) Registration 9am - All delegates must register to gain entry into
Conference Hall. Cost £10.
Music News - Paul Heaton To Play Hull University
This Sunday 9th November see's Paul Heaton with new band, playing live at Hull University.
He will be playing tracks from his critically acclaimed album The Cross Eyed Rambler.
The album delivers a rockier upbeat sound and has been receiving rave reviews in the press.
I'm told we can expect some very new songs including House Party, Someone Caught the
Wind and the Detroit SpinnersRead more...
Music News - Yo-Yo Moving To Asylum Hull University
One of The UK's biggest Indie Club Nights - Yo-Yo comes to the Asylum Night Club at Hull University - Launch Party Saturday 15th November 2008.
In a ground breaking move seeing The Asylum Night Club open its doors to non
NUS every Saturday night for the first time, from Saturday the 15th of November
it will be home to Hull's world famous Indie Night Yo-Yo with DJ Priya.
Music News - The Holloways Return To Hull
After successful shows by The Blueskins see review
) and The Slow Club, York based promotions company CRS Events present
The Holloways for the 5th November.
The gig at the New Adelphi Club on De Grey Street in Hull, forms part of the
Music News - Yo-Yo Plays Host To MTV2 Gonzo Show At Fibbers In York
On Friday 17th October Yo-Yo Indie Club Night hosted MTV2s Gonzo TV Show with
Zane Lowe at Fibbers in York. The show was filmed in front of 250 people
features art rockers Foals, Esser, Zane Lowe and Yo-Yo Dj's Andiyo-yo
and Dj Jodof.
Gonzo is one of the UK's biggest music shows and takes to the road every year with
Music News - Hull Youngster Reaches Idol 2008 Regional Finals
Idol 2008 is the music and dance competition for singers, vocal groups and now for dancers and dance groups to enter. 2007 was the competitions third year, with over 10,000 applicants. This makes the competition the largest talent contest outside a certain ITV show, searching for the cream of the UK's talent.
Helena Richards from Hull has now made it through to the regional finals, previously battling through competitive
Music News - Glenn Williams and The 'Ullbilllies Chart Success
Glenn Williams and The Ullbillies are now at number 37 in the European Country
Music Radio Airplay Chart after spending the past 8 weeks at number 49.
Also, you can download Glenn's first two albums Something Old Something New
and Turkey In The Straw for free from the Music Page on his website,
Both albums have
Music News - Last People On Earth To Play Reading And Leeds Festivals
Resident at Grapevine, DJ Paddy has just been confirmed to perform at
Leeds and Reading Festivals this year with his band The Last People On Earth.
They will be performing on the BBC Introducing Stage alongside other up and
coming groups from across the region.
Last People On Earth recently signed to Teahouse RecordsRead more...
Music News - ZHAIN: From Hull to Hollywood
ZHAIN again take the long road from Hull to Hollywood to play a series of shows in
Los Angeles over the Independence Day weekend. The band will be showcasing songs from their forthcoming album,
ZHAIN return to the U.K to recommence their Crash Landing Tour with shows in
London and Somerset immediately
Music News - Echoes Of The Silk Road Featuring Quentin Budworth (Hayokee) and Poet Amanda Lowe
Hayokee frontman Quentin Budworth and the poet and writer Amanda Lowe
want to take you on a musical journey inspired by the Traders, Warriors,
and Pilgrims that travelled along the fabled Silk Route sharing stories and cultures.
Initiated by the Han Dynasty around 114 BC the Silk route or road was
instrumental in linking the Middle East to China.
Music News - Electric Angel - The Last People On Earth's CD Launch
Tea House Records are proud to present their first release Electric Angel by psych-prog-party band
The Last People On Earth. Having been the north's best kept secret for the last five years, this is
their first album to gain a full national release (their first 2 long players were gig only affairs).
The album was recorded in a string of late night sessions
Music News - Tuesday 20th May 08 - Black and White Tango To Support Acclaimed Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke At Faversham in Leeds
Alt. Indie classicists Black and White Tango invite you to join them on 20th May at
Faversham in Leeds. We're playing with The Troubadours (Q Magazine top 10 bands 2008)
& Andy Rourke (The Smiths). The Guardian and NME are going to be there so it
be cool if as many people as possible could come with us.
Press "Black and White Tango outside the box
Music News - Hull Pride Looking For Bands
Hull Pride is putting its stage line-up together, and want bands to come forward to play.
With turnout expected at 10,000 its going to be a huge open air event on
Saturday 9th August, not clashing with anything else in the city that day.
West Park is one of the largest open air venues in the city, and we have it for one day!
Music News - Beverley Young Musician Wins Prestigious Prize
A Beverley teenager has won the first ever Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival's
Young Composers' Competition and will have his piece performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble,
The Tallis Scholars, in Beverley Minster (23 May, 7.30pm) as part of this year's Festival which is
co-ordinated by the National Centre for Early Music.
Keryn Tatman, 17, from Beverley Grammar School,
Music News - Comedy Festival Anthem Wanted!
Do you have a wicked sense of humour and appreciation of music?
Do you like the sound of being credited with writing an official festival
anthem that will be celebrated at a number of events across the city on an
If so, it's time to get creative as organisers of Hull Comedy Festival are
inviting musical and comedic talent to write and record an Anthem for
Hull Comedy Festival.
Music News - Local Hull Band Track Features on XFM
Stickpin's song Ghost Girl (inspired by the film Stir of Echoes,
and songwriter Katherine Horrex's anger at minimalist display of vengeance)
has been chosen as one of the 4 featured tracks of week on XFM where it is
currently receiving airplay.
Weekly featured tracks compete for a position in the XFM playlist
and you can listen and vote for your favourite
Music News - Beverley Young Composers' Competition: Finalists Announced
The Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival has short-listed six
young musicians from Beverley, Hull and York to take part in its
Young Composers' Competition on Tuesday 22nd April.
Delma Tomlin, Director of the Festival said 'we are absolutely delighted
to announce that the following young composers have
Music News - Park&Ride's Comeback Tour By Paul Monkman (Friend and Foe)
There have been many tales of resurrections in the history of human kind. Some are more questionable than others, like that of Lazarus or Ellen Ripley, while others are arguably a matter of personal taste, Take That and the Spice Girls certainly come to mind, but at the start of April Hull is set witness one of its very own.
That's right, folks,
Music News - Saturday 12th April Live and Unsigned 2008 National Final Beckons For Hull Band The Riffs Pics By Dr Gonzo Photography
The Riffs from Hull have now made the regional finals,
previously battling through rounds of auditions and a semi final live
show to reach the regional final competition of Live and Unsigned 2008.
At this moment, The Riffs are one impressive performance
away from making it to the grand national final, taking place in London,
in a bid to be crowned the UK's best 'Live and Unsigned' band or solo act of 2008.
Music News - Off Shore Music Radio
Offshore Music Radio, the hugely successful world-wide internet radio network is to
promote Steve Larkman's song Chasing Rainbows to their listeners all over the world.
Steve lives in Hull and is a regular visitor to and is a regular performer in the
Bridlington area at the Revelstoke Hotel, The New Inn and many other venues.
Music News - Hull Wins Again At Live And Unsigned In Sheffield
Two acts from Hull came out top at the Live and Unsigned Music Competition.
Last week was the semi-final stage in Sheffield. Helena Richards, age just 13
and indie rock band The Riffs won in their two respective categories.
Both are now looking forward to the Final 12th April also in Sheffield.
Helena Richards, only just age 13, from Hull
the country.Read more...
Music News - Saturday 1st March 08 - Local Band Make it to Live and Unsigned Semi-Finals
Up against 10,000 other entrants in the Live and Unsigned national talent
competition for bands, local band The Riffs have made it through to the
semi-finals this weekend in Sheffield. The overall winner receives
investment and a single release.
The Riffs are Christian, Moggy and Baz from
The Beards (Baz is in
The Dirty DreamersRead more...
Music News - Helping to Fight the War: One Song at a Time
In a bid to assist the ongoing wars in the Middle East, local indie band,
Ellerker are releasing a single dedicated to the British soldiers, with all
of the profits going to the Army Benevolent Fund.
Too many soldiers are feeling terrible physical and mental effects
from the war: these troops will be feeling the effects for many years
to come and need assistance through the fund.
Music News - Ipanema (Wiz - Mega City Four) - Charity CD Release
The unexpected and tragic death of Darren "Wiz" Brown on 6th December 2006 was a
shock to many people. He was a greatly respected and extraordinary musician and
writer who touched the lives of many through his work with Mega City Four,
Doughboys, Serpico and
Music News - Sara Sanchez and Martin Knight Talk To Michelle Dee About Ricky Martin, The Favours and The Future (Includes Exclusive Acoustic Live Video)
Just like a Christmas card that got lost in the post here is an interview I did with
Sara Sanchez and Martin Knight from The Favours, I hope you find it no less welcome.
It is a crisp winter's night in Hull. We are sipping mulled wine and eating hot mince
pies in the glow of the festive lights of the Christmas tree.
I started by asking Sara about her week in November 07 in which she
Music News - Dave Fox New Studio Label
The expansive music career of writer/producer Dave Fox began in the late nineties.
With roots as a drummer on the live circuit, he owned and ran his first recording
studio (Angel Studios) in 1997. Working with many top local bands he spent the
years at Angel not only developing his talents as a producer, but developing his
surprisingly original talent as a
Music News - Toby Jepson Blasts back on the 'Rock 'n' Roll Scene By Steve Rudd Photographs Courtesy and Copyright Les Linyard
Building on his incredibly successful initial career as singer-songwriter with
The Little Angels and more recently as special guest to THUNDER and subsequent
headlining solo shows through 2006-2007, Toby and his band are back and heavier than before.
Toby Jepson is a remarkable singer/songwriter, somewhere between Bruce Springsteen,