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Paper Aeroplanes + Rae Morris - October 1 2011

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Paper Aeroplanes are Richard Llewellyn and Sarah Howells, they make music that has been compared to Fleetwood Mac, Suzanne Vega, The Sundays, Lisa Loeb and The Cranberries.

The BBC described them as "a west coast, easy-riding, folkish indie with a pop sensibility", and The Guardian as "disarming, breezy pop that's tinged with melancholy".

During their previous album “The Day We Ran Into the Sea” the duo worked with John Reynolds (Sinéad O'Connor, Andrea Corr), and their recent album “We are Ghosts” they worked with David Wrench (Beth Orton, Ian McCulloch and Bat for Lashes).

The album was described by the BBC's Adam Walton as "brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart's embers", and BBC Radio Wales described it as "the finest radio album to come out of Wales since Rockferry".

The band have featured on Bob Harris's BBC Radio 2 show, being interviewed by Harris and performing a live session. They have also recorded a live video session for the BBC.


Rae Morris is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from Blackpool. Learning piano at an early age and forever underestimating her ability, Rae recently found a voice she didn’t know she had.

"Morris' huge voice is accompanied by delicate piano and a subtle guitar line on this slow-burning torch ballad. Understated but strong, this is well worth a listen." [The Independent ].

"...with a voice like hers she should have all the confidence in the world. There’s a slightly odd mix of Vanessa Carlton playing with Regina Spektor’s vocal inflections here, but it’s very good. Looking around as she played, the audience emanated the beautifully awed appearance of people who were having their perceptions pleasantly and radically changed as she played through seven songs." {Review 2011]