“Walking Papers is excited to play our first international dates in the UK. Two of us, myself and Duff McKagan, have debuted our first bands in London: Duff with Guns & Roses, myself with both Skin Yard and Screaming Trees. The British people understand Rock & Roll like no other country in the world, which is why fellow Seattleites Jimi Hendrix went there, why Mudhoney went there, and why Walking Papers is going there as well. Jeff Angell, our singer and guitarist, is a natural storyteller, and Ben Anderson plays keyboards like a classic soul man session player. With Duff and I as the rhythm section, let’s just say we are the seasoned veterans. We play old school, gritty, bluesy American Rock and Roll, and as a quartet, that’s as real as it gets.” Barrett Martin Drummer for Walking Papers, Skin Yard, Screaming Trees, Mad Season
November tour dates
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On October 16th the Walking Papers release their debut album, featuring appearances from Duff McKagen and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready and it is one of the debut of the year<
Walking Papers is a new blues-rock band formed by Jeff Angell and Barrett Martin, two long-serving veterans of the Seattle music scene. Jeff previously sang and played guitar for the bands Post Stardom Depression and The Missionary Position, and Barrett, a drummer and multi-instrumentalist, played for grunge pioneers Skin Yard and Screaming Trees, as well as the super groups Mad Season and Tuatara.
This debut album features a stellar cast of additional musicians who have each added their unique musical voice to the album: Visceral bass lines from Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver), blistering guitar solos from Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season), elegant keyboard stylings from Benjamin Anderson, and soulful horn arrangements from Dave Carter (Trumpet), Dan Spalding (Baritone Sax), and Ed Ulman (Trombone). The album was mixed by Jack Endino.
Walking Papers show on their debut album that a great song can be conveyed through percolating marimbas, vibraphone, piano, and trumpet, just as easily as it can with thundering drums, bass, and a howling guitar solo. The songs on this album stand alone as individual stories, but taken together as a whole, they tell a much larger narrative that conveys the tales of wandering souls, the collisions of will, and the dark beauty of the American heart.
Here is a link to the bands first single ‘Your Secret’s Safe With Me’
Walking Papers, was joined by Duff McKagan and Mike McCready for its official debut Slim’s Last Chance, in Georgetown and here a review of the show from the Seattle Times
Walking Papers track listing
- Already Dead
- The Whole World’s Watching
- Your Secret’s Safe With Me
- Red Envelopes
- Leave Me In The Dark
- The Butcher
- Two Tickets And A Room
- I’ll Stick Around
- Capital T
- A Place Like This
- Independence Day
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