I am starting to like this Canadian band Paper Beat Scissors. I just discovered them after someone in my twitter list twitted news about new music in Nova Scotia. Just look at this spontaneous video and tell me if you don’t feel warm and fluffy after? Completely uncontrolled elements….
Musical monstrosity deposited in Halifax, Nova Scotia after the first 23 years in Burnley, England.
“Beautiful” – Laurie Brown, The Signal, CBC Radio 2
“Tim Crabtree has such a unique sound that it’s hard to put his ambient, folk melodies into word. Cinematic in scope, [it] builds dynamic results with the most subtle, gentle touch. Each time I see Tim… on stage… I leave speechless” – Herohill.com
“a haunting sound” – The Chronicle Herald, Halifax
“The songs simultaneously shimmer and float” – Kieler-Nachrichten, Kiel, Germany
The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience – solo finger-picked laments are paired with live loops and a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in. Paper Beat Scissors is heading out on a coast-to-coast Canadian tour in August and September 2011.
Relocated Brit Tim Crabtree began Paper Beat Scissors in 2008 following a move to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The last three years have seen national Canadian and European tours, national radio play on CBC and BBC for the debut EP ‘Flicker’, and videos made by Chris Tootell (Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride) and Mitch Fillion (Southern Souls, la Blogotheque). Polaris Prize Nominated musician Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre) produced the debut Paper Beat Scissors full-length to be released in spring 2012. The album was mixed by Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara.
\Tim is also a regular collaborator with Tanya Davis, appears on her latest album Clocks and Hearts Keep Going, and produced the music for her viral video ‘How to be Alone’, which just hit 3 million views on youtube.