Paper Beat Scissors / Blind Atlas

Aces & Eights

Paper Beat Scissors (CA)

156-158 Fortess Rd, Tufnell Park, London, NW5 2HP

£6.00 adv. (STBF)


Thurs 01 Mar 2016


“Absolutely stunning… wonderful… startling and beautiful.” – ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Tim Crabtree began Paper Beat Scissors after a move from the UK to the windy isolation of Canada’s East Coast. The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience – solo finger-picked laments interweave with a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in. Having caught the attention of his adoptive homeland with the eponymous debut (mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara), attention has been swelling on this side of the Atlantic with BBC plays and captivating sets at festivals across Europe (including Wilderness and Rolling Stone Weekender). No stranger to touring, Paper Beat Scissors has shared the stage with the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Great Lake Swimmers and Clogs & My Brightest Diamond. The electronically-tinged new album “Go On”, recorded by Dean Nelson (Beck, Bat for Lashes), will be released in the UK in February 2016.



”… Dramatic, spellbinding with a touch of darkness in parts make Blind Atlas a thoroughly hypnotic act … powerful and mesmerising… well worth your attention.” [BBC]

“Country blues grooving to a Burritos beat… Kodiak Bear brooding and reflective… hints of Exile on Maine Street, Calexico and Frontier Ruckus…” [Classic Rock Magazine: 7/10]

Hailing from Denver [Colorado USA] and disparate points around the UK, Blind Atlas came together in the bohemian suburbs of south Manchester; united by a shared preoccupation with drinking, failed relationships and the Flying Burrito Brothers. When it comes to influences Blind Atlas will offer up the proverbial mixed bag, citing everyone from Neil Young, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones to Calexico, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Grateful Dead.