Q&A Scene: Paper House

Tell us about your new single/album/tour?
We have just released our new single End of the World which is off our upcoming album A Certain Kind of Now – due to be released in the second half of this year. We are really excited to be taking over the Toff in Town on Sundays throughout July with some amazing peeps – hello wintry Sundays, music and mulled cider!

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?
From a purely artistic point of view I think our track Unburdened, we loved the challenge of making a pop song with an underlying experimental treatment. We used a mix of binaural techniques and lots of Space Echo to create moments of tension, unease and release throughout the track.

Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
Well I can’t get past thinking about my daily crab shuffle out of bed – my bedroom is the recording studio! This means whenever we have a creative moment we can just lay down a track or some ideas from home – it’s kind of like our own music cave… but it doesn’t really make for a great work life balance.

What, or who, inspires you?
I would probably say my three biggest musical inspirations are Bjork, Prince (rest his soul) and St Vincent. What all of these artists have in common is that they are always ahead of the trends, they aren’t swayed by what is fashionable or mainstream, and they aren’t afraid to push boundaries and explore their creative expression. Bjork in particular is amazing – especially all of the Virtual Reality collaborations she is doing of late!

Which song do you wish you wrote?
Yesterday by The Beatles. It would be pretty rad to write a song in my dreams that that makes millions of dollars and becomes the most covered song of all time!

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 
We’re probably some kind of fusion cuisine- trying to take all of the best parts of everything we love and mixing them together. There is stuff that’s a little bit trickier to digest, combinations that are a little unfamiliar, and then the great comfort food mixed in as well. And always washed down with cocktails.

What’s next for you?
We are really looking forward to releasing A Certain Kind of Now into the world this year, it has been in the works for a few years now and it is so satisfying to finally be able to share it with the world. From there I guess we will continue to explore the boundaries of our creative expression and keep collaborating with different people…we are not good at sitting still for long.

What’s your scene?
We are a little bit caught in between scenes, and that’s how we like it. We are always trying to explore our creative expression and ideas rather than following trends, we are a little bit art school kids, a little bit jazz/improv and a little bit pop/rock. We just really love collaborating with creative talents across music genres, art, video and design.

About Paper House

“Paper House is addicted to genre and texture experimentation, which often lands them in new realms and soundscapes.” AAABackstage

Melbourne’s Paper House set to host Sunday Sessions this July at The Toff in Town for a month long residency of immersive live performances on Sundays in July.

Each week Paper House will be joined by a line-up of special guests and the bar staff will brew up and serve a delicious mulled cider to help beat the winter blues.

With their live show being described as “offering you candy and then pushing you in the dirt”, Paper House have quickly gained a reputation for their captivating live performances, often collaborating with diverse musicians, artists, filmmakers and set designers, to create immersive experiences for their audiences. For their July residency, Paper House have curated a series including performances from Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds, Tilman Robinson, DJ sets from Miss Goldie & Emma Peel and more acts announced soon!

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country.

Tilman Robinson is an Australian composer, producer and sound artist, working across a wide range of styles.

Paper House play with genres, presenting a dynamic live display that weaves through textures and soundscapes but never loses sight of the song.

Residency details

Ticket link: http://thetoffintown.com/tickets/
FB Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/239905936396780/
10TH JULY
POPPONGENE
Paper House
Miss Goldie (DJ SET)

24TH JULY
Brook Russell and The Mean Reds
Paper House
Miss Goldie (DJ SET)

31ST JULY
Tilman Robinson
The Age of Floods
Paper House
Emma Peel (DJ SET)

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