by Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 3 January 2007

I saw Sydney band The Paper Scissors play a gig in support of UK hipsters The Bees last night and they were red hot. So good in fact that I didn’t even bother to see The Bees. Heck, I had a post to write. We upped The Paper Scissors on Lost At E Minor a little while back, but they’ve come further since then with rough mixes of their debut album in their backpacks and a set of incendiary, bopular music to blast out to a rapidly expanding fan base [six months ago they were playing to a handful of people; now the rooms are full]. Bopular? You betcha. They take the urgency of The Clash and mix it with the sweet reggae groove of The Police. And all the while frontman Jai Pyne is up there strutting about the stage like a Bedford Ave David Byrne – all long limbs, oversized jackets and staccato energy. It’s an exciting mix. I can see it all breaking internationally, perhaps on the crest of one of their light/shade singlesany number of which will be hooking themselves around the inner workings of your internal radio station over the next year or so. [photos by Matt Booy]

*NEW* Listen to the chorus of their song We Don’t Walk now!