Wed 19 Nov 2014
Paper Aeroplanes is Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn, a song spinning duo who have been compared to the likes of Gemma Hayes, Turin Brakes and Nerina Pallot.
Their musical partnership began six years ago in small town west Wales and in 2009 they released their debut album. Its distinctive sound under Sarahs beautiful vocals was described by the BBCs Adam Walton as brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised hearts embers.
Having since gained considerable recognition amongst some prominent champions of new music, such as 6 Musics Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, last year saw the release of their latest album Little Letters on Navigator Records (home to amongst others, Bellowhead).
Paper Aeroplanes are taking those words that you hear in your head and shooting them across the ether. Come fly with them
Paper Aeroplanes gently crafted, pinpoint melodies are in a league of their own
Intimate, jaunty and confident lo-key pop with great melody.
Paper Aeroplanes are an oasis of gravity in a cultural desert of frivolity, of emotion in a cold hearted world. If youre not in tears by the end of A Comfortable Sleep then youre either a Stalinist dictator or a statue. 9/10
PAUL KERR, FOUROHFIVE 405
No pretence , no artifice, just great, memorable songs and a voice thatd charm a piranha.
My favourite Welsh combo since a slice of bara brith and a cup of sweet tea.
Stu Larsen has no fixed address, no job, few possessions and little money – just a lot of generous friends who seem to let him sleep on their floor or couch, or in their spare room as he ventures onward. He appears to be on a journey of sorts, perhaps searching for something greater than can be found in ones own backyard. The last months have seen him exploring and wandering all over the world. Through Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, road tripping with friends, playing unexpected shows in unexpected places, staying in the homes of old and new friends all along the way.
‘His songs are naturally seasoned by his experiences, free spirited but not carefree… His eye and his ear are equally attuned to telling a story.’
FOLK RADIO UK