Inspired by their own struggles with mental health, Paperfriend write songs that are both incredibly personal and also relatable to anyone that has been through similar issues. They are influenced by bands like Biffy Clyro, Deaf Havana and Jimmy Eat World. The songs are infectious, dynamic and played with raw emotion.
Paperfriend are made up with best friends Dean Ince, Andy Beck and Matt Ladbrooke, and their close friendship comes across on stage to make their shows feel more intimate.
The trio have had an impressive start to life as a band, most notably performing support slots for Vukovi, Milestones and Carousel Kings, a successful release of 2019 EP Mental Health with lead single Gone being streamed over 1,000 times, and most recently some success on YouTube with the music video for 2020 single Family Values and the impromptu cover of a recently released Biffy Clyro song both reaching well over 1,000 views.