Meet The Band: Paper Aeroplanes

West Wales duo Paper Aeroplanes are gaining a huge following as they tour the UK. Andy Howells catches up with lead vocalist Sarah Howells...

WHO are you and where do you originate from?
We’re Paper Aeroplanes, Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn and we come from Milford Haven and Aberporth.

How long have you been together as a band?
We’ve been playing music together for ages but Paper Aeroplanes has been a band since 2008.

How would you describe your style of music?
With great difficulty. Folk Emo is my favourite at the moment. I think describing music is about as easy and useful as describing food. It’s best to try it for yourself.

What’s your best live experience so far?
Probably supporting Ron Sexsmith in a packed Cathedral gig in Cologne. That was pretty special, playing and watching Ron. But sometimes our most intimate gigs in tiny spaces can have a really amazing atmosphere. It’s all about connecting with the audience so whenever that really happens it makes for an awesome gig.

What are you working on at the moment?
We’re writing and getting ideas together for our next album. We’re very excited about it. It feels like our most complete and representative collection of songs we’ve written so far.

Where can we catch you live?
We’re on a bit of an epic tour of the UK in May and June. In Wales you can catch us at:
● Mon June 4 – Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye
● Weds June 6 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
● Fri June 8 – Arts Studio, Swansea˚ Grand Theatre
● Sat June 9 – Torch Theatre, Milford Haven Keep

  • A version of this Q&A by Andy Howells appeared in The South Wales Argus entertainment section The Guide on May 25, 2012.

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