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Paper Aeroplanes specialise in an intoxicating brand of Alt folk. Singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore, a soaring yet fragile instrument of the finest kind; and their heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous melodies are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and sooth your troubled soul. The 2013 album Little Letters (Navigator Records) was released to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike, and saw the Welsh band embark on an epic series of dates across Europe, selling out many iconic venues including London’s Union Chapel, Hamburg’s Prinzenbar and Whelan’s in Dublin.

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“Paper Aeroplanes are an oasis of gravity in a cultural desert of frivolity, of emotion in a cold hearted world.”   Paul Kerr, Fourohfive 405

“Paper Aeroplanes’ gently crafted, pinpoint melodies are in a league of their own”  Artrocker

“Little Letters is another exemplary addition to (Paper Aeroplanes’) catalogue, a truly beautiful album of perfect pop vignettes – affirmation if it is needed of the mounting acclaim that surrounds them. ……a band on the edge of greatness” Album of the month – Folk Radio

“As soon as you’ve identified one highlight, another comes along. There are no duds here, and the album as a whole has a beautifully judged balance.  Little Letters is a very fine record.  It may come to be regarded as a classic. ”   North West Folk

It’s the sort of album you can listen to in a car, or on a bus, or at home, or absolutely anywhere because – get this – it’s absolutely excellent wherever. If you have two ears and a heart, you’ll love this album. And frankly, you’d probably still love it even without one of those ears.”   For Folks Sake

“…an effortless piece of songwriting, matching a beautifully lilting melody with lyrics which are pretty on the surface but – if you dig a little deeper – have some troubling undertones…”  Clash Magazine

“There’s a sense that these are songs rooted in something substantial, an emotional anchor, holding all the pieces together with a powerful urgency.” 4 out of 5   Thank Folk for That

“….an album packed with such emotional punch.”    Spiral Earth


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