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Gig & Concert News - Folk duo Paper Cranes release new single 'Heartbeat'

Folk duo Paper Cranes release new single 'Heartbeat'

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Paper Cranes’ beautiful sophomore album Voices is due for release on January 18th, and as a teaser, this mesmerising folk-pop ensemble has released a soulful and dreamy new single, Heartbeat.

Heartbeat is about the sort of time-stopping romance that keeps us believing in the core goodness of life; a love that helps centre our perspective on what matters most.

The lush piano, present vocals and beautifully intertwined harmonies from Fraser and Naomi Browne are complemented by a classically simple arrangement, leaving Heartbeats intimate lyrics at the fore.

Written and performed by Paper Cranes, with Nic Manders playing acoustic guitar, bass and Juno, and Adam Tobeck on drums, Heartbeat was produced by Nic Manders and mastered by Brian Lucey from Magic Garden Mastering.

Their new album Voices delves into themes of togetherness and relationships, the echoes that pull us together and send us apart. In its darkness and lightness, the album is about doubt and freedom, the changing seasons, the decisions that lead us, the lies we’re told and the search for truth.

Paper Cranes weave their stories into captivating and dynamic live performances in songs that move between delicacy and outright abandon. Husband-and-wife team Fraser and Naomi Browne are the driving force behind the group, with lyrics and music influenced by Fraser’s background in literature and Naomi’s Japanese upbringing.

Tickets for the Voices Album Tour are now available from Undertheradar (except Wellington (Just The Ticket) and Palmerston North (Globe Theatre)). Auckland band Fables will be supporting all North Island shows except Festival One.

 is now available exclusively from Bandcamp. Listen to Heartbeat here.


Jan 18 - Auckland - The Wine Cellar

Jan 19 - Tauranga - Folk

Jan 25 - Hamilton - Festival One

Jan 26 - Hamilton - Festival One

Feb 1 - Dunedin - Dog With Two Tails

Feb 2 - Christchurch - Lyttelton Records

Feb 7 - Wellington – Meow

Feb 8 - Palmerston North – Globe Theatre

Feb - 9 Whanganui - Lucky Bar

Feb - 10 Hastings – The Common Room

Praise for Paper Cranes' The Road Home

“The Road Home [has] the air of an album that’s just waiting for everyone to discover it”Mike Alexander, Sunday Star Times

“[The Road Home] is an excellent debut by the small ensemble”Graham Reid, Elsewhere.co.nz

“The first full length from Paper Cranes, three years after their debut EP, proves well worth the wait, each song deserving a long pondered listen"Finn McLennan-Elliott, NZ Musician

“The Road Home is a quiet, intricate and carefully layered set of songs”Gary Steel, Metro Magazine

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