A brother, a sister and a friend — Paperfangs is a collective of three daydreamers from Helsinki and Tampere. Their inspiration comes
from old movies, visual arts, geometric shapes, late night biking trips, vintage girl groups, chamber pop and shoegaze as well as the latest indie gems.
The result is a collage of audial, visual and audiovisual — both old and new, carefree and bittersweet.
After their self-released ep AAVVAV (digital and cassette) Paperfangs is working on their first long player with Soliti.
“”Ten perfect nuggets of dream pop to get you through the last of the winter. You owe it to yourself to investigate Past Perfect.” http://whenyoumotoraway.blogspot.fi/2013/02/review-paperfangs-past-perfect.html (USA)
“Here’s hoping this closeness will keep them producing such impressive music for a long time.” 78/100
“Past Perfect by Finland’s Paperfangs is a debut LP worthy of note” http://www.radiospin.org/blog/2013/03/18/paperfangs-past-perfect/ (USA)
“This is one of the great works of the first quarter of the 2013″http://esdemasiadoparamicabeza.blog.com/paperfangs-past-perfect-album-2013/(Spain)
“”Their music is soft, it lulls you in your slumber. Synths are fluid, the few catchy guitar notes and drums guide you in your dreams and you find yourself thrown into a colorful world.” http://vocododo.blogspot.fi/2013/02/paperfangs-past-perfect.html (France)
“”The more you allow yourself to uncover and dream with the album, the more emotional benefits you’ll get, allowing you to spin the record for hours on end.” http://networkedblogs.com/IEufA (USA)
“One can imagine being a transient, strolling through a Nordic town as the withering winter surrenders to the budding spring, absorbing senses and sensations that self-constructs into affecting vignettes but oh so fleeting… Sweet without being syrupy, pleasant without being dull, Paperfangs’ synth-swathed baroque pop gently soars and falls with the rhythm of life.” http://www.prefixmag.com/news/exclusive-album-stream-paperfangs-debut-lp-past-pe/72967/(USA)
Artist of The Day :“Past Perfect” is an enchanting album with hints of eighties electronica & elements of early New Order, all packaged around half-spoken half-sung male vocals with occassional female backing. Whilst “Bathe In Glory” is the most accessible track, there’s also a darker more menacing edge on tracks like “Darkling I Listen” and “Widow’s Song” that gives the album a variety of moods and effect.” http://louderthanwar.com/new-artist-of-the-day-paperfangs/ (UK)
“Sweet, quiet and minimal electronics, from the Lovely laidback Indie pop Division Of Solti labeled Paperfangs.Try their dreamy and innocent debut set of Past Perfect. Just great. 5/6″ http://osloindieoffice.blogspot.no/2013/02/oio-brief-album-review-paperfangs.html?m=1 (Norway)
Skenet http://www.skenet.fi/artikkeli/13/02/paperfangs (FI)
Soundi 3/5 (FI)
Radio Helsinki morning album of the weekhttp://www.radiohelsinki.fi/kilpailut/aamulevy/39687/paperfangs-past-perfect/ (FI)
Summers dying embers are upon us and it seems we have plenty of live activity from Soliti bands this Autumn. So here’s a round-up of who to see where and when. Black Lizard Fresh from their London show at the Macbeth last weekend, Black Lizard still have some unfinished business this Autumn. The band will […] more
2013 began with the Soliti Roadshow, during which several bands from the Soliti roster played 3 Finnish cities on 3 days in January. Astrid Swan, The New Tigers, Cats On Fire, Paperfangs, Big Wave Riders and Delay Trees played to enthusiastic audiences in Tampere, Turku and the capital Helsinki. The event was well covered in the finnish media. "the stereo image was […] more