Papernut Cambridge – Second Sun EP (EIA007)


Brand new EP from the Kent/London psych-pop collective helmed by former Death in Vegas guitarist Ian Button. Strictly limited to 50 copies on sky white C61 cassettes featuring stereo versions on one side of the tape, and different mono mixes on the other. Includes pull-out lyrics booklet.

1. Second Sun
2. The Tragic Hills
3. Never Fall in Love with the Ghost of a Feeling
4. Lose Him
5. Second Sun II
6. Lose Him (Reprise)

Released: March 31, 2017

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Papernut Cambridge is the Kent/London-based pop collective founded by former Death In Vegas and (even more formerly) Thrashing Doves guitarist Ian Button along with a group of friends and musical associates.

Button has built a quite nuanced mythology and ethos around the project over the course of their album releases since 2013. On the one hand the Papernuts appear to be channelling the songs of an imaginary band from a dream; on the other they are an outlet for Button’s own self confessed nostalgia obsession and quite personal thoughts, insecurities, influences and recollections.

Helping bridge those two worlds has been a revolving band of contributors, collaborators and interconnected indie scenesters including Gare Du Nord Records labelmates Robert Rotifer, Robert Halcrow and Ralegh Long, as well as Darren Hayman, Jack Hayter, Citizen Helene, Deerful’s Emma Winston, Mary Epworth and more.

On record they take pastoral psych, 60s/70s pop, indie and Motown influences and weave them into hooky layered pop tunes with smarts and atmospherics. Unashamedly retro, proudly suburban and casually meta about it all, the band’s records have been well received in the press with great reviews and mentions in MOJO, Q, Record Collector, R2, Rough Trade, The Quietus and The Guardian.

The Second Sun EP marks the band’s first collaboration/release outside Gare Du Nord, and features songs especially written for Eggs in Aspic with a cassette only release in mind. There are six brand new tracks in all, stereo versions on one side of the tape, and different mono mixes on the other.


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