FOUR Newtownabbey teenagers are hoping to take the music world by storm when they launch their debut record later this year.
Paper Man - aka lead guitarist Alastair Hunter (18), rhythm guitarist and vocalist Taylor Johnson (17), bassist Jack McConnell (17) and drummer David Hunter (17) - are currently recording songs for their first EP ‘After Effects’.
Alastair, from Burnside, formed the band in February this year following several months as a solo artist, writing and recording both his own music and covers under the name ‘Paper Man’.
“In April I was asked to join as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist,” Taylor told the Times. “After a few months of solid writing and recording, Jack and David were asked to join and the line-up was finalised.
“To date we have been busking regularly in and around Belfast, both for ourselves and for charity, and we recently competed in Ballyclare’s Big Busking Bonanza, winning £400 as Best Overall Act.”
The Doagh teenager added: “This summer various acoustic sets are being planned and we are also in the middle of recording our debut EP ‘After Effects’.
“Our music style has been described as ‘acoustic indie’ and we write all our own music, taking inspiration from a variety of musicians to develop our own sound.”
The band recently played a gig at the Playhouse Theatre, Portrush supporting London based outfit ‘The Stamp Collective’ on a leg of their Irish tour.
For more information about Paper Man log on to www.papermanuk.bandcamp.com, www.facebook.com/papermanUK or follow @Paper__Man on Twitter.