Without even opening the slightly dog-eared plastic case before me I can see that both time and love (probably with a greater emphasis on the latter) have gone into this record. A perfectly hand crafted green paperclip has been gently placed in the back of this little package. It fits the mood of the CD perfectly.
Throughout the Paperclip Heart E.P. lush vocals harmonise with beautiful and subtly epic open chords, a light mood-sensitive drumbeat rhythmically steadying and caressing the sounds of the music. At times you could call this reminiscent of Starsailor, but unlike them Chris Tye is good. It feels like the words in these songs are truly meant and they lap perfectly with the intoxicating melodies. Perhaps a slower, more relaxed and lovable version of Biffy Clyro would be a better description. As the CD comes to its final track I’m getting that slightly weepy ‘Saturday morning watching Dawson’s Creek’ kind of feeling.. but unusually I kind of like it.
A product of true exquisiteness; a beautiful thing to be both loved and treasured.
8Ed***d Mellett's Score