Hold onto your Headphones People: Paper Thin Announce EP Launch / by Jessica Moog

Whether you’re sitting at Uni listening to a (probably pointless) lecture or hanging out in your coffee break at work, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING DUDE and mark your bloody calendar, ‘cause local lads Paper Thin have just announced an oober awesome hometown show to celebrate the drop of their new EP, Living With. Being Without.

Paper Thin’s newest musical treat was recorded in May and released on Wednesday through Sydney’s DIY label, Lost Boy Records. The band worked closely with Delta Lions’ Matt Taylor to create something special that represents the band’s growth since their debut EP back in 2016.

Although the Newcastle four-piece is relatively new to the music scene, they’ve already made a decent impact on the industry, with their debut single ‘Hotel Spencer’ helping to gain them a solid reputation as a ‘vibrant and vociferous force among the local emo/pop-punk ranks’.

So far, Living With. Being Without has achieved a river of praise, with Australian Guitar Magazine claiming, “Paper thin dig into a wealth of gooey emo-punk perfection, fusing soft twangs and numbing riffs to shape compelling soundscapes worthy of every goosebump they elicit”.

The celebratory gig is set to take place at The Cambridge Hotel’s sidebar on the 15th October, and boasts a killer bunch of hand-picked supports, all of which are also part of the Lost Boys Records roster.

Melbourne-based musos Self Talk will be travelling up for the show, having formed a tight bond with the Paper Thin fellahs during their national tour together in December of last year. The band have just smashed out their impressive 2nd EP, Almost Everything, which has scored them airplay on Triple J programs such as Home & Hosed and 2017 with Richard Kingsmill.

Joining them on the line-up is Newy band Safe Hands, who have supported huge acts such as PUP and Parkway Drive. Their newest EP, Disenchanted, I’m Sure, flaunts a lovely image of Paper Thin’s very own Spencer Scott and lead singer Benjamin Louttit enjoying some (assumingly) tasteful karaoke at the Hamo Station. It seems only fair that the band return the favour by singing along to their cover compadres in October, amiright?

The show has a hefty entrance fee of approximately zero dollaridoos, so grab your mum and a couple of mates and get your crumby ass down to the Cambridge to enjoy a bunch of above-average blokes spew out some genuinely decent music!

The Newcastle Mirage team will see yah there xx

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