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Paper Dollhouse originally came from the film Paperhouse; it has a really distinct industrial and pastel tone that worked with the sounds I was coming up with at the time. Itâ€™s also a nod to dollhouses and miniature worlds. The link of fragility made sense with the lo-fi recordings I was making in the kitchen and recording into my computer at the time. Kind of diaphanous. Loads are still unreleased as they sounded like demos but I think they might be released as they are soon. Nina and I started working together after this initial period of purely solo stuff but the name still lends itself to imaginary worlds where weâ€™re free to create sounds, light and vision in accordance with the idea.
They sort of change over time. Icy folk and minimal stuff, searing, metallic guitars, that Rowland S Howard sound. I listen to a lot of electronic music as a whole, Iâ€™m a huge Aphex Twin fan though that may not come across. The back catalogue of Finders Keepers, punk stuff, jungle, rave, the girls of Bird records.
Quels genres de sentiments introduis-tu dans tes chansons? What kind of feelings do you put in yours songs?
Itâ€™s pretty mood-based rather than specific feelings or thoughts. I havenâ€™t written many lyrics recently. Sometimes they come out complete and Iâ€™ll get them out on the back of an envelope then lose them. Black biro usually, though I got a fountain pen today. That said you can create a lot of mood through wordless music obviously. I miss lyrics though, gonna get back into it.
Pourquoi avoir choisi Night School? Vous vous sentez proches dâ€™eux? Quelle est votre histoire avec Michael? Why have you chose Night School? Do you feel close to them? What’s the story between you and Michael?
I think itâ€™s a testament to both Bird / Finders Keepers and Night School that we were able to do a split format release. Bird released a pink cassette of Aeonflower while Night School picked up the vinyl. Each looks beautiful in my opinion. Itâ€™s wicked to be involved with both labels as I am a huge fan of their catalogues and both are walking their own paths with complete conviction. I bought the Space Lady record from Night School which began communication though I knew of the label and bands Michael had been involved in before. Heâ€™s a really committed guy who works relentlessly hard on giving the artists on Night School a really good platform for what theyâ€™re doing. He works at Monorail an performs in Apostille as well. Like I say, he works hard. Bird / Finders Keepers is a magic plethora of records, artwork, projects and people who are always close to my heart.
Tu as un side-project? Tu tâ€™impliques dans dâ€™autres groupes ou projets artistiques? Have you side-project? Are you involved in other band or other artistic project ?
Not at the moment though I really want to play loud guitar and drums in a heavier band as well, working on it. Paper Dollhouse is pretty open in the sense that the releases past and present are probably going to sound quite different, an evolving sound where I hope to inject my new, light-up drum machine (TR8), a new synth and more real drums at some stage. Weird pop and electro in small doses, field recordings and more poetry.
De quels groupes contemporains te sens-tu proche?
Which actual bands do you feel close to?
The bands that I know probably. We recently played a show with the Folklore Tapes label, Iâ€™m good friends with Magpahi and Emma Tricca, a folk artist on Bird records who lives across the road from me in London. Iâ€™ve been doing some things with DB1 on Hidden Hawaii lately, excited to see how that turns out, plus some scoring for a documentary. We do stuff with the Old Apparatus collective including a recent show where we set up loads of neon, helium balloons and a black light. It was wicked.
01. DIAT – Schadenfreude
02. Animals & Men – Don’t Misbehave In The New Age
03. Suburban Lawns – Janitor
04. Come On – Mona Lisa
05. Suburban Homes – Conformity in the UK
06. Photodementia – Gyrectomy
07. der Zyklus – Elektronisches Zeitechno
08. Emeralds – Geode
09. Sammy Osmo – Verlaten Dierentuin Wassenaar
10. T.R.A.S.E. – Sketch-3
11. Ausmuteants – Hate This Town
12. The Chills – Pink Frost
13. Galwad Y Mynydd – Niwl Y Mor