A band with great energy and chemistry on and off the stage!

Paperfriend are ready to take the UK by storm, driven by their inspiration from great UK bands such as Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Deaf Havana!

Who: Paperfriend

Genres: Alternative and a bit Emo

Based: Maidstone, UK


  • Dean Ince – Vocals, Guitar
  • Chris Johnson – Drums
  • Matt Ladbrooke – Bass

Years Active: 2015 -Present

For Fans Of: Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and Deaf Havana

Best Track: ‘I Wish I Could’ – Great track from a great band that we are really excited about!

Latest Release (At time of writing): Songs We Wrote at Home (EP, 01/09/17)


Paperfriend are a three-piece band from Maidstone that combine alternative, power pop and emo to create one awesome genre of music. The band are and always have been best mates, which really works well when putting together tracks and shows!

They are a band full of energy and the chemistry between them on and off the stage is evident! Their energetic live moments include jumping off various platforms and objects mid-performance, and on one occasion, their guitarist almost fell down a flight of stairs by accident!


Musically Paperfriend like to write big choruses and offset their crunchy guitars with ambient and relaxing delays, creating a dynamic sound while still being accessible.

The band started out in 2015 with Chris joining a year later. They write songs from a personal perspective – tracks such as Autumn Fire and Sunday Blues are very autobiographical. "We feel that the best way for our fans to connect to our material is if we pour our heart and soul into writing our songs.

We prefer to record and produce our material ourselves, this only adds to the personal nature of our songs."

The band are currently recording thier debut album, which will hopefully be released some time in 2018. As soon as they released thier latest EP 'Songs We Wrote At Home' they got straight down to working on the album.

They also have a few music videos in the works too.

So in conclusion, watch out for Paperfriend and lets hope they can live up to their idols!


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Facebook: @paperfriendofficial

Twitter: @paperfriendband


Instagram: @paperfriendband