Bands to Watch #50 – Paper Heroes

By on Tuesday, 2nd December 2008 at 9:58 am

It is my strong opinion that Paper Heroes are in danger of becoming a very successful band. The band’s fantastic indie sound is created by some awesome rhythmic vocals and guitar riffs that stay in your head after just one listen to a track. The bands also have a nice story to their climb to fame. Back in 2007, the lead singer, Matt Weedon, modestly sent off the track “Jenny Jones” into a competition set down by the television programme Skins. What’s not hard to believe is the band won and the tune featured in an episode.

The band’s debut album is set for release early next year and I can’t wait. Currently touring nearly everywhere in England, it can’t be long till these guys are set to go global. From the moment I heard the addictive guitar intro to “Jenny Jones” I knew there was something special about the band.

They sound like the Kooks but there is a different charm about them which sets them apart from the rest. Maybe it is the enticing vocals from Matt, maybe it’ the ridiculously catchy guitar melodies or simply the perky rhythms but there is something about these guys that suggests they can add a new and fresh dynamic to the indie scene which is currently crammed with clones of other bands.

The only problem I have with these guys is why it has taken them two years to get their album together and go for the big time. Although the timing could not be better to liven up what I think is a saturated genre. It seems set to all be part of a genre conquering master plan.

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