Earlier this month, Paper Aeroplanes released their third album, Little Letters.
The Welsh two-piece - Sarah Howells and Richard Llewellyn - described by The Guardian as ‘Intimate, jaunty and confident low key pop with great melody’ are bringing those sounds to The Stables on Tuesday.
It’s the last date of a UK trek, and they are finishing on a high, with a sold-out show.
Sarah is also something of a force on the global dance scene - she has penned songs for major dance DJs, and featured on tracks by Paul Van Dyk and Dash Berlin.
Sarah delved into her musical likes and dislikes in this week’s Cue and Play challenge...
The first record you bought?
One by Kylie Minogie
An album you can’t live without - and why
Vespertine, by Bjork. It’s such a delicate, human record. The lyrics just remind me what is important about life and living
The most embarrassing record in your collection
Sugababes Greatest Hits
Your favourite cheesy disc...
Mini-Pops, kids singing 80s hits. On cassette!
What about your favourite artist of all time? What is the attraction?
Jeff Buckley. The emotion, his exposed, unprocessed sound, the voice and the melancholy
If we could grant you a wish to meet one musician or band, who would it be and why?
Thom Yorke. Radiohead shaped my teenage years and my songwriting from that age right through to now
What question would you ask them?
What’s Street Spirit all about?
Name a song that never fails to pick you up
Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life
And one that chills you out
Jamie Woon - Shoulda
What was the first gig you attended
Radiohead at the CIA in Cardiff, during their first OK Computer tour
Tell us about your favourite record shop and what the appeal is
Diverse Records, Newport. It’s run by experts, as most indie stores are.
It’s the beauty of buying music from these places. Matt and Co will recommend you your favourite new band.
We’ve done a few in-store shows there. They make a good cuppa
You can step into the shoes of your favourite musical idol for 24 hours. Who do you choose and what would you do?
Beyonce. I would get a manicure, have lunch with Jay Z, then headline Glasto
Is there a new or undiscovered artist you think we need to hear?
Loads! Rae Morris, Al Lewis, Jess Morgan and Farao
You can banish one artist to the bargain bin. Who do you choose?
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