We’re proud to announce the definitive Portuguese dates of the Paper Beat Scissors European tour (Tim Crabtree solo). Tim will be playing in five Portuguese cities, starting tomorrow (February 10th) in Aveiro, opening for Canadian songwriter Hannah Epperson in Lisbon (11th), and then playing three more shows in Porto (12th), Vila Real (13th) and Évora (15th) before leaving for a couple more shows in southern Spain.
Wednesday, 10 – Aveiro (Casa da Pantopeia)
Thursday, 11 – Lisboa (Lusitano Clube) w/Hannah Epperson
Friday, 12 – Porto (O Meu Mercedes)
Saturday, 13 – Vila Real (Club de Vila Real)
Monday, 15 – Évora (Oficina)
Tim Crabtree’s haunting voice burns at the centre of the Paper Beat Scissors sound with an honesty and rawness that skirts discomfort. The relocated-Brit began the project following a move to Canada’s East Coast and soon caught the attention of his adoptive home, recording the highly-acclaimed self-titled debut with Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas) producing and Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara mixing. The album, released on Forward Music in Canada and Ferryhouse in Germany, Austria, Switzerland found its way onto BBC and CBC airwaves and the cover CD of Rolling Stone Magazine in Germany.
PBS has toured Canada and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters), Owen Pallett, Tanya Tagaq, Great Lake Swimmers and Dan Mangan. An onstage collaboration with Clogs (regular collaborators and members of the National and My Brightest Diamond) was released as a limited-edition 7″ for International Record Store Day 2013. The new album “Go On”, set into motion with engineer Dean Nelson (Beck, Thurston Moore, Bat for Lashes), was released in 2015 (Canada, Central Europe) to great acclaim, and will see a February 2016 release in the UK.
“This isn’t merely indie folk music: Paper Beat Scissors is a genuine work of effortless art.” – Pop Matters (8/10)
Go On is a demonstration of Crabtree’s unique ability to use classical and electronic elements to blur the lines of folk music and leave you breathless. – Exclaim (8/10)
“Crabtree’s more than one to watch, he’s one to listen to, now.” – Americana UK