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Monday, January 12, 2015
Introducing: Paper Rifles
In one sense Edinburgh's Paper Rifles is a singer songwriter, but before you draw too many conclusions from that description, you should know that "acoustic punk" probably is more descriptive of the music. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for someone who can take their experiences, political rage or humorous observations and put them to a simple melody on an acoustic and sing like they really want the words to mean something to the listener. And Lord knows, if you are playing an acoustic guitar and aren't paired with a "producer", you aren't in it for the money. That's OK, I understand Jon is a teacher by day, and we all know they get rich fast …
So, pour a pint and load up with Paper Rifles. The three-track Politics EP and two-track Made to Break/Four Hours single are available at the Bandcamp links below. And consider giving the boy a bit of cash so he can freshen his guitar strings when he needs to.