Last night The Paper Scissors launched their brand new debut record, Less Talk More Paper Scissors, at Spectrum. What made the night full of extra awesomeness was the great local support from Richard In Your Mind and Cuthbert and The Night Walkers. Sadly, I/we didn’t arrive early enough (8:45 wtf?) to catch Richard In Your Mind pulling off their psychpop shenanigans so the first band for me on the night was Cuthbert and the Night Walkers.
It was my third time seeing Cuthbert and they once again impressed. Each time I see them they are a little bit sharper and a little bit tighter. Despite being in support mode, the large crowd was pretty receptive to the band which I think bodes well for their future. You know a band is writing great songs when you can sing along to them after hearing them only once or twice before at gigs you saw months ago. Newtown was my highlight of the night.
The crowd was totally amped for The Paper Scissors. By the third song in when the band dropped the beloved We Don’t Walk the entire crowd was dancing/moving/swaying incredibly drunkenly. But in a sign of true devotion the crowd was JUST as into the last song of the night (and current single) Yamanote Line. The crowd was absolutely belting out those backing vocals. It was great.
Much like Cuthbert, this was the third time I’ve seen The Paper Scissors and they continue to evolve into one of Sydney’s most engaging live bands. It helps that they have Sydney’s best rhythm section, hands down. Do yourself a favour and see these guys when they hit your town in support of their new album.
We were standing up the back so no photos….the one above is of Cuthbert and The Night Walkers at the Itty Bitty Festival back in May. It was great to see Hutch, Chucky, Sydney’s K-Fed and the rest of you guys last night. Big shout out to the Pacific Northwest peeps. I can’t say how much it means to me to hear the name Stan Smyl spoken in Sydney by someone other than me.