Intertwine Fraser Browne’s love of lyrical poetry and Naomi Browne’s Japanese heritage with some great backing musicians and you have a band that weaves beautifully crafted stories into captivating, dynamic performances using diverse instrumentation.
After releasing their 2012 debut e.p. Oh Love and winning The Audience Wildcard NZ on Air grant for their catchy single ‘Little Darling’ the band were spurred on to relaase a full-length album.
“I had a health scare while recording the first e.p. - I found out I had cancer,” says Fraser. “This album was written well after that, so while there are some melancholy songs, many are more upbeat and hopeful.”
Taking almost a year off to write in the peaceful, natural backdrop of Huia in the Waitakeres, Fraser and Naomi ended up with 60 songs that were eventually culled to 15 and presented to producer, Nic Manders. The final 11 tracks were recorded over 3/12 days at Roundhead Studios the finishing touches completed at Manders’ home studio.
The Road Home is available via Amplifier, iTunes and all good digital outlets. CDs are available at Paper Cranes' live shows.
To celebrate the release Paper Cranes are touring the country throughout April.
Paper Cranes Tour Dates:
Friday March 20 - Lewis Eady, Auckland - album release show
Thursday April 16 - Wine cellar, Auckland
Friday April 17 - Major Toms, Mt Maunganui
Friday April 24 - Taste merchants, Dunedin
Saturday April 25 - Chambers sessions, Christchurch
Saturday May 2 – Meow, Wellington