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Walking Papers Announce 7 Date September UK Tour

Walking Papers are proud to announce a 7 date September UK Tour, for what promises to be one of the essential tours of 2018.

Starting in Nottingham at The Bodega on Wednesday 12th September, the UK  tour culminates with a show at The Borderline in London on Friday 18th October.

When writing a song, I try to capture a moment. When performing live, I let the moment capture me.” Says Jeff Angell of Walking Papers. “The energy and enthusiasm of the fans in Europe and the UK make that easy to do. Many of the songs on WP2 were written while touring there and I’m excited to bring them back to people and places that inspired them.”

Walking Papers upped the sonic ante with their aptly dubbed second album WP2, released earlier this year from Loud & Proud Records. Once again deploying the in-sync production handiwork of mixmasters Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney) and Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Kings of Leon, Queens of the Stone Age), and Justin Smith (War Paint, Eagles of Death Metal, The Ravonettes, Queens of the Stone Age) WP2 builds on the promising template of the band’s self-titled 2013 debut, which Classic Rock Magazine called “a masterpiece of mood and tension,” and Rolling Stone Magazine echoed “dark, alternately sensual and sinister.” WP2 brings the band into their wholly ascendant second phase with aurally galvanizing statements like the savage, swaggering backbeat of “Death on the Lips,” the anthemic buildup of “Red & White,” and the delicate yet forceful declarative shuffle of “Don’t Owe Me Nothin’.”

Walking Papers elevates Angell’s signature character studies in songs like the explosive “Somebody Else” where he croons: “Outside the city’s waiting / for a chance to prove me wrong / She’s trying to talk me into doing something stupid and doesn’t seem to take her very long.” “I live vicariously through the characters in our songs.” Angell explains “It’s healthier for both society and myself that way.”

“A song can say in three verses what takes a novel 300 pages to say by what it leaves to the listener’s imagination,” Angell concludes, With WP2, Walking Papers have inked an indelible sonic contract that guarantees your ears will gladly come back for more.

Watch the Walking Papers – Death On The Lips (Garage Sessions) here:

Listen to WP2 here : https://open.spotify.com/album/2vrZjvdJnCYfG4txWRLn6T

Walking Papers UK tour dates

September 

12th The Bodega  Nottingham
13th The Corporation Sheffield
14th Rebellion  Manchester
15th Newcastle Think Tank
16th G2 Glasgow
17th The Asylum Venue 2 Birmingham

18th The Borderline  London

Walking Papers European tour dates

September 

19th O13  Tliburg  Netherlands
20th Petit Bain Paris  France
21stRazzmatazz 3Barcelona Spain
22th Chango Madrid Spain
24th De Vedas St Jean France
26th Dynamo  Zurich  Switzerland

29th Nachtleben Frankfurt  Germany

October

1st A38 Budapest  Hungary
2nd Cafe V Lese  Prague  Czech Republic
5th Berlin Bi Nuu Germany
7th John Dee Oslo  Norway

8th Pumpehuset Copenhagen Denmark

Tickets available from : https://www.songkick.com/artists/5875959-walking-papers

Jefferson Angel
Jefferson Angel

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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