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INSTANT CONNECTION: Paper Thin will release their self-titled debut EP next month after forming in April. THE instant connection and creativity of bandPaper Thin has invigoratedNewcastle singer-songwriter Spencer Scott.
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The 22-year-old has been busily playing live and making music since he was 17 and has recorded several EPs including, Split 7”with Melbourne’s Georgia Maq -the leader of brilliant indie band Camp Cope. In April Scott teamed up with guitarist Will Houlcroft(Adeline Pines), drummerLiam Tobin (Jen Buxton & The Slaughterhouse Five) and bassist Aidan Roe(Crystal Cove) to form garage punk band Paper Thin. Within three months of forming the quartet recorded their debut self-titled EP, which will be released on Sydney DIY label Lost Boy Records on August 9.

Paper Thin – State Of Your Mind, Mate“Everyone else in the band is heaps amazing and it’s such arelaxing and easy environment to make music in,” Scott said.“They’re all lovely and we all have the same ideas about what we wanted to be creating.”

The tracks State Of Your Life, Mate andHotel Spencer have already beenreleased online to strong interest.The latterwas originally recorded acoustically on Split 7”but has been given a rocking Smith Street Band-style makeoverby Paper Thin.

“When Paper Thin first started we were looking for songs and I thought about bringing in some of my older songs to see if they would work and as soon as we started playing that live in made total sense,” Scott said.

Paper Thin will launch their EP at the Hamilton Station Hotel on August 11.

SKYLINE GROWS ANNOUNCED: Henry Wagons will return to Dashville Skyville in September with his backing band The Only Children. Picture: Jason South

DASHVILLESkyline has gotten much tastier following its second announcement of acts this week. Henry Wagons will return forthe secondinstallment of the Americana-themed festival at Lower Belford along with his band The Only Children.

Also joining the 27-act line-up is Jordie Lane, Bellbird’s William Crighton, Sydney rockers Spookyland, Charles Jenkins, Kiwi string-punkers The Eastern,Newcastle’s own James Thomson &The Strange Pilgrims, Canadian-born Tracy McNeil &the Good Life, The Leah Flanagan Band, Sydney bluesman Frank Sultana &TheSinister Kids, Jason Walker and local actsMagpie Diaries,Lyle Dennis Express,William John Jr, The Bluegrass Breakfast and TheDashvilleProgress Society.

They join first-announcement acts Brian Cadd, America’sThe Brothers Comatose, Melody Pool and The Wilson Pickers. Dashville Skyline runs from September 30 to October 2. Tickers are on sale through 梧桐夜网dashville南京夜网419论坛.

NO-FI EXPANSIONNO-FIRecords are preparing tobranchout beyond the Hunter to releaseMelbourne band Dom Kelly’s upcoming album.

The Newcastle-based collective have released seven EPs in the past year from local bands Vacations, PALS, Voodoo Youth, Wavevom and RAAVE TAPES, but this will be No-Fi’s first release for anartist from outside the Hunter.

“They came to us, which was the same as PALS and RAAVE TAPES, and I personally really dug it, I thought it was great,” No-Fi co-founder Campbell Burns said.“I told everyone else about it and they decided to distribute it too.”

Dom Kelly have released two EPs and a swag of singles over the past year, but this will be their first album. No-Fi will handle its distribution and have organised the Newcastle albumlaunch atthe Lass O’Gowrie on August 14 with support from Vacations and the Central Coast’sSpace Carbonara.

FESTIVE SEASONBELLBIRD troubadour WilliamCrightonwill be keeping busy this November after he was added to the Mullum and Queenscliff Music Festival line-ups this week.

The small town of Mullumbimby onthe NSW far north coast hosts the Mullum Music Festival from November 17-20, which will include American folk singer Julien Baker, Gareth Liddiard, Jordie Lane and Sahara Beck.A week later Crighton will back up for the Queenscliff Music Festival where he will rub shoulders with Ben Harper, Peter Garrett and Paul Kelly.

EDWARDS SPILLSWHAT’S not to love aboutmulled wine, whiskey tasting, art andsmokey cuisine? Throw in original local music and you have the Grills and Spills Festival at The Edwards on August 5. Inthe past seven months The Edwards shop has providedlocalartists with the opportunity to sell their music on CD, cassette and vinyl to the bar-restaurant’s clientele. Some of those artists will playGrills and SpillsinAhliaRain,SpencerScott,Abell,LachlanX Morris andVacations.

CHEEKY NINJASTWELVEFoot Ninja joke that pigeon holes are just full of shit. There’s certainly no pigeon hole that fits the Melbourne band. They’re part metal, funk, boss nova and tongue-in-cheek. Their second album Outlier is out August 26before theyplaytheCambridge Hotel on September 2.

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