Sunday, April 30, 2017
Song Of The Week: 4/30/17
Artist: Paper Arms
Album: "Great Mistakes"
Place Of Origin: Adelaide, Australia
Years Active: 2008 - 2016
WHAT I THINK THE SONG IS ABOUT:
Josh Mann, vocalist of Paper Arms, has said in an interview that "Shifty" was written about his best friend. She has always been by his side no matter what and he wanted to write something in honor of the incredible person that she is to him.
PAPER ARMS DISCOGRAPHY (Full length albums only):
2010 - Days Above Ground (Poison City Records)
2013 - The Smoke Will Clear (Poison City Records)
2015 - Great Mistakes (Poison City Records)
CURRENT STATUS OF PAPER ARMS:
Paper Arms was an Ausralian melodic punk band which formed in 2008. Early on the band forged a relationship with Poison City Records which would last throughout their musical career. In 2010, the band dropped their debut album, "Days Above Ground", and toured an incredible eighteen months in support of that album. 2013 saw the release of their sophmore effort, "The Smoke Will Clear". The band went on an international tour to support this record, opening up for such acts as Strike Anywhere and Chuck Ragan. The band's most recent album, and what would turn out to be their last, would be 2015's "Great Mistakes". Paper Arms played their last official show in February of 2016. Paper Arms brings a melodic, gritty punk rock style that harkens back to bands like Hot Water Music or Face To Face. Some of the band's contemporaries are Idle Class, A Death In The Family, Above Them, How Dare You and Lowtalker. If you are a fan of any of those bands then Paper Arms should pique your interest. I hate when really good, promising bands fold too early. It's the unfortunate truth of the music industry today. It's hard to sustain a band nowadays and Paper Arms is one of the latest to fall victim of the machine that is the music industry. Hopefully this is just a hiatus for Paper Arms and not a definitive end. At least they left us with three above average albums to listen to.
TEN PAPER ARMS SONGS YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT:
1. Bricks And Mortar
3. Snake Oil
4. Wrong Again
5. Tanks Of Dust
6. An Outbreak
7. You Don't Speak For Me
8. In Silence
10. Great Mistakes