The Paper Beat Scissors live show is an intense and intimate experience – solo finger-picked laments are paired with live loops and a haunting voice that slips into the music, then darts back out to pull the listener in. January 2012 sees a European tour for Paper Beat Scissors (relocated-Brit Tim Crabtree), hot on the heels of completing recording of the debut album, produced by Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse and Bell Orchestre) and mixed by Arcade Fire's Jeremy Gara. The last three years have seen national Canadian and European tours, national radio play on CBC and BBC for the debut EP 'Flicker', and videos made by Chris Tootell (Tim Burton's Corpse Bride) and Mitch Fillion (Southern Souls, la Blogotheque) for the Halifax-based act. Tim is also a regular collaborator with Tanya Davis, appears on her latest album Clocks and Hearts Keep Going, and produced the music for her viral video 'How to be Alone', (3.5 million views on youtube).
"...this isn’t merely indie folk music: Paper Beat Scissors is a genuine work of effortless art."
"...Tim Crabtree’s more than one to watch, he’s one to listen to, now."
"…potent enough for an otherworld experience."
"...a unique and glorious folk experience."
"...Tim Crabtree has such a unique sound that it’s hard to put his ambient, folk melodies into word. Cinematic in scope, [it] builds dynamic results with the most subtle, gentle touch. Each time I see Tim… on stage… I leave speechless."
"...a captivating sound…wonderful is not enough."
"...it won’t be long before he has a large and devoted following. Get in on the ground floor now!" Babysue "...a beautiful work of art. If this doesn’t make it on the 2012 Polaris Prize Nominee list, there’s something wrong with that jury." Stagedoor "...you’ll be stirred for life!"