Posts Tagged ‘The Paper Scissors


The Paper Scissors` last gig…

One band I`ve been following over the last few years is Sydney band The Paper Scissors who have a distinct indie rock sound -unfortunately I discovered recently that they did they`re last gig a week ago. It`s a bummer for me because I missed them only by a couple of weeks having moved from Sydney to Japan for work… And I`ll always remember their video clip shot in a park down the road from where I used to live in Glebe…


You can get a free EP from their website:


Free Paper Scissors

Sydney indie band the Paper Scissors have release a free EP which I’ve been enjoying over the week. Their sound is getting more sophisticated with the infusion of synths and electronica. You can get a copy off their website:


Some of my favourite Aussie Indie bands…

Only the Sea Slugs

A Sydney band who’ve just released a mini-album with rave reviews including the US. They’re kind of dark indie rock although I’ve so far missed opportunities to see them live.

Fire! Santa Rosa Fire!

I’ve rambled about South Australian act a few times and they’re my favourite band at the moment. Indie with 80’s (real) drumbeats, sophisticated guitar counter melodies and interesting aloof vocals. I saw them not long ago in a small venue called ‘The Good God Small Club’ in near Chinatown, Sydney. Apparently they’re coming to Syd again at the ‘Upstairs Beresford‘.!/firesantarosa



Located in Sydney, these guys are heavy, but I wouldn’t call them metal or grunge. It’s like dense, heavy rock with deep yet ethereal vocals. It’s kind of a heavy-rock super band with some of Australia’s best musos (Lucius Borich on drums).


The Paper Scissors

Another Sydney indie band with support from both JJJ and FBI radio stations. Brash and heartfelt at the same time.


The Keep on Dancin’s

They’re from Brisbane and they’ve been described as ‘reverb-core’ with a nod to classic 50’s/60’s songwriting.



Another Brisbane artist who’s forte is classic-synth infused pop. She also does felt synths.


Finally got to see the Paper Scissors…

The last few times that the Paper Scissors played in Sydney I had every intention of going to their gig, but due to several lame excuses never made it. However, coz I’m on their mailing list they let slip they were playing an inconspicuous free gig in a hotel-pub in Manly… even though it was a Thursday night, I decided to go because they started at 9.30 and I’d be able to catch a ferry and bus home for work the next day… It was a good gig. A bit slow at first but the crowd got into it and were dancin’ and groovin’ by half way through the set, even wanted an encore but the frontman confessed they’d exhausted their repertoire.

I’m not sure if there were many die hard fans there -it was a cocktail bar two floors up, and it was a hip crowd. I was probably the biggest dag there, but the upside was that the sound wasn’t at maximum ear-bleeding volume of a typical pub-rock gig -just groovy enough to get into.


The Paper Scissors Album Review – (LifeMusicMedia)

One Sydney indie band I’ve been getting into is called the Paper Scissors. It all started when I saw the video clip of their song Yamamoto Line on Youtube… They’ve released a new album which I intend to get, but unfortunately I missed their album-release gig…

The Paper Scissors – “In Loving Memory” – Album Review – LifeMusicMedia.