Paper Circus are an alternative indie band from East London. Alan Schaller and Kevin Curran started the band after an introduction from a mutual friend. One was cutting his teeth as a producer and working musician while the other had come to London to pursue writing after years of failed attempts to make it with bands in Ireland. Once they became friends and struck up a musical chemistry, they retreated to a practice room under a railway bridge in Bow.
Over six months they talked about confusions regarding life and love, and wrote an album worth of songs with these themes in mind. The music is brooding and upbeat at the same time, reflecting the band’s influences from 1980s new wave to 00s indie. Tales of misunderstanding, rejection and acceptance are sandwiched between sharp riffs and anthemic choruses. With the addition of bass player Mickael Blanchet, and Sara Shevlin on rhythm guitar they are now embarking on a journey, sharing these songs live.