11 May 2013


London residents Emma Panas and Duncan McDougall make up Paper Crows; a sultry duo who magnetically draw together opposing light and dark musical tendencies into a fantastic electro-pop package. The pair are signed to Pete Tong's record label and have already released the EP "Build" earlier this year. Their enthusiastic nature and quirky style of professionalism reveals a pure love and dedication to making delicate synth-pop treats that sits pleasantly in the DWNTWN / San Cisco / Avec Sans way of blending tainted emotions with sparkling electro revelry. The Londoner's latest release "White Noise" sticks to the aforementioned format rather nicely opening up with a quizzical key riff that sits underneath the hauntingly melodic tones of Panas. Paper Crows are geniuses when it comes to gradual music filtration. By adding elements of sound step by step they make "White Noise" feel completely seamless and uncluttered; the introduction of refractive synth shimmers and a monstrous bass warp serves as an energetic boost encouraging defiant beats and twinkling keys to plod along contently. Paper Crows love a good juxtaposition too as they throw together blackened electro clamour with uplifting pop lyricism, "We lift off the ground and gather into clouds", making this latest single feel rather ethereal in nature and reminding us of work by Voltaire Twins. Through the choruses and the orchestrated finale Paper Crows uphold an air of vivid musical wonderment and cohesive electro-pop frugality. The masterful pair are a truly exciting home grown prospect indeed.

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