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Paperface The EP Daydream Records
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- Mar 29, 2015
‘Amsterdam’ is epic. Recorded in Prague with full orchestra, the song is huge, especially when it breaks out after three minutes with sweeping strings and mournful horns, bringing to mind the Leisure Society and Lilac Time, and even the classic pop of the Walker Brothers. The other songs all maintain an air of 70s-style crafted pop. ‘Out of Time’, which is about disorganisation but is itself cleverly arranged, features Fender Rhodes piano; ‘Passer By’ is 70s powerpop with funny lyrics; and the last track, ‘Holy Water’, contrasts commerce and spirituality in an expertly orchestrated minimal style. The singer-songwriters of old come to mind when listening to Paperface, who inhabits classic styles and wouldn’t be out of place on the more hip shows on Radio 2.