PAPER BEAT SCISSORS is Montreal’s dislocated-Brit Tim Crabtree. Over the last 10 years Crabtree’s “ethereal” voice (NOW, Toronto) “that never fails to cut through and take hold” (CBC), tied to a dynamic and off-kilter approach to arrangement, has built a dedicated audience on both sides of the Atlantic.
In the studio, Crabtree has worked with the cream of the Canadian crop including members of Arcade Fire, Land of Talk, and Bell Orchestre, and has shared the stage with Sun Kil Moon, Martha Wainwright and Dan Mangan amongst many others. On tour Crabtree is joined by Thanya Iyer (violin and piano), Alex “Pompey” (bass) and Michael Belyea (drums).
The new album Parallel Line, mixed by Sandro Perri and Dean Nelson (Beck) will be released September 13 on Forward Music Group and Seayou Entertainment.