Welsh duo Paper Aeroplanes consist of Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn. Their 4th studio album JOY was released in the UK in May this year to some acclaim. Labelled as Alt folk, singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore. They have sold out many iconic venues across Europe including London's Union Chapel, Hamburg's Prinzenbar and Whelan's in Dublin. The band are currently on tour in Germany and we caught up with Sarah prior to their gig in the home of the Pied Piper, Hamelin.
CM: For readers that maybe haven't come across you before, tell us a bit about Paper Aeroplanes.
SH: There's me and Rich, I live in London and Rich is based in Cardiff. I guess Cardiff is kind of our spiritual home. We've been together since about 2009 I was still at school and Rich stepped in to cover for my bands bass player, we've been playing together since. Paper Aeroplanes have been compared to people like Lara Marling, Fleetwood Mac and Civil Wars even a bit of Taylor Swift!
CM: Have you always been a duo?
SH: Rich and I have always been the centre of the band, it's always been our baby. We do have other musicians play with us though, particularly when we tour. Our current drummer has been with us for a long time.
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Paper Aeroplanes sounds like a fragile breakable soft band, which is comprised of two people Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn from the lovely city of Cardiff. Two members hardly suggest that there is going to be a lot of noise to their music, although the flip side of that coin was The White Stripes always managed to create an impressive racket.
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