UK/Canada’s ‘Paper Beat Scissors’ Releases Second Album, Tours UK This February

Montreals Brit releases 2nd album, tours UK this Feb.


 ‘Go On’ Released Feb. 19th
(LP/CD/Digital on Forward Music Group. Distribution: Proper)
Watch ‘Lawless’ video – YouTube

‘Go On is a stunning achievement.’NOW Toronto
 ‘Documentary filmmakers’ eyes will be lighting up: Go On is the perfect soundtrack for accompanying migrating flocks of birds.’Rolling Stone Germany
‘..startling and beautiful’ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

‘Go On is a demonstration of Crabtree’s unique ability to use classical and electronic elements to blur the lines of folk music and leave you breathless.’ Exclaim!


Tim Crabtree began Paper Beat Scissors after a move from the UK to the windy isolation of Canada’s East Coast. His stark and intimate electro-folk caught the attention of his adoptive homeland on the eponymous debut (mixed by Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara), and attention has been swelling on this side of the Atlantic with BBC plays and captivating sets at festivals across Europe (including Wilderness and Rolling Stone Weekender).  The electronically-tinged new album “Go On”, recorded by Dean Nelson (Beck, Bat for Lashes), released to great acclaim in Canada and continental Europe in 2015, will be released in the UK on February 19th 2016 with accompanying live dates.

The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience – solo finger-picked laments interweave with a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in.  No stranger to touring, Paper Beat Scissors has shared the stage with the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Great Lake Swimmers and Clogs & My Brightest Diamond.

Watch ‘Lawless’ Video:

Paper Beat Scissors UK Tour dates:
Feb. 24 – Sheffield: Cafe #9
Feb. 25 – Durham: Empty Shop HQ
Feb. 26 – Newcastle: The Butterfly Cabinet
Feb. 27 – Oxford: All Tamara’s Parties
Feb. 28 – Nottingham: Jam Cafe
Mar. 1 – London: Aces & Eights
Mar. 3 – Bristol: The Grain Barge
Mar. 5 – Bury: The Metropolitan Theatre // tickets
Other European tourdates available at

Stream ‘Go On’:

Selected press
“…potent enough for an otherworld experience.”CBC
“Crabtree’s more than one to watch, he’s one to listen to, now.”Americana UK
“A star in the making… a ruthlessly emotional singer… One of the scene’s most haunting singers and original songwriters”Ottawa Sun
“This isn’t merely indie folk music: Paper Beat Scissors is a genuine work of effortless art.”
 Pop Matters
“…masterfully realized…”The Coast
“Near perfection, and that might be an understatement.”The Scene Magazine
Photo Credit: Nick Wilkinson

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