Milford Haven’s ‘Paper Aeroplanes‘ (Richard Llewellyn and Sarah Howells) return on the 10th February 2014 with a new EP, via Navigator Records. The ‘Circus’ EP contains five songs, and more importantly features today’s excellent GIGSoup Track of the Day ‘Ribbons’.

The ‘Circus‘ EP is the first new material since 2013’s full length release ‘Little Letters‘. You can see the wonderfully beautiful video for ‘Circus’ (taken from the LP) above, and ‘Ribbons’ can be seen by clicking on the SoundCloud link.

Talking of the track ‘Circus’, guitarist Richard Llewellyn says; “Circus has become one of the fans’ favourites at our shows. It’s the song we finish our set with and has always occupied a strong place in our hearts. Lyrically, the song takes an inside look at the struggles of a musician, trying to make ends meet, and make personally satisfying music, in the face of an industry that can be unforgiving, baffling and wearisome. But, as is often the case with our music, PA fans seem to have found their own various meanings within the song. It’s those often beautiful, personal reactions and interpretations that keep us writing, performing and searching for our next favourite song.”

Track of the Day ‘Ribbons’ was recorded simply, in one take, with producer Greg Freeman, wanting a raw, intimate feel in contrast to some of the more produced tracks the album ‘Little Letters’.

Llewellyn goes on to say; “We also recorded a simple piano version of our best-selling song ‘Same Mistakes’, which we’ll be playing at our forthcoming live shows. We’ve had an uber-busy couple of years, since deciding to fully embrace the crazy modern world of the DIY, self-managed musician. Our tour of the UK and Germany in Feb/March/April is shaping up really well, with audiences increasing in every city.”

The full track listing is as follows:

1) Circus
2) Ribbons
3) Same Mistakes (Piano Version)
4) When the Windows Shook (Ersatz remix)
5) At The Altar (Ersatz Remix)

The duo are also about to begin an extensive European tour. The dates are as follows…

February 2014
Tues 18th February — Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Weds 19th February — Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen
Thursday 20th February — Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 21st February — The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Sat 22nd February — Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
Sunday 23rd February — Adelphi, Hull
Monday 24th February — Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Tuesday 25th February — Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 26th February — Kazimier, Liverpool
Thursday 27th February — Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Friday 28th February — Bodega, Nottingham

March 2014
Saturday 1st March — Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Sunday 2nd March — The Arts Bar, Oxford
Monday 3rd March — Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tuesday 4th March — Thekla, Bristol
Wednesday 5th March — Green Door, Brighton
Thursday 6th March — St Pancras Old Church, London
Friday 7th March — South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes

Thursday 20th March — Strom, München
Friday 21st March — Keller Klub, Stuttgart
Saturday 22nd March — FZW Club, Dortmund
Sunday 23rd March — Studio 672, Köln
Tuesday 25th March — Capitol, Mannheim
Thursday 27th March — Feuerwache, Magdeburg
Friday 28th March — Hansa Kultur-Club, Braunschweig
Saturday 29th March — Cafe Erlesenes, Bremen
Sunday 30th March — Prinzenbar, Hamburg

April 2014
Weds 2nd April — Lux, Hannover
Friday 4th April — Comma, Gera
Saturday 5th April — Crystal, Berlin
Monday 7th April — Brasserie Hermann, Greifswald
Wednesday 9th April — Sputnik Café, Münster
Thurday 10th April — Sankt Peter Café, Frankfurt

 

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