Lonely Joe Parker & Jackie Paper

Lonely Joe Parker & Jackie Paper


The collaboration between Sotones' Lonely Joe Parker and Jackie Paper was born from a tale of woe...

Armed only with a $20 pawnshop guitar on a tour of the US last year, LONELY JOE PARKER found himself robbed in Miami and 1,000 miles from home. The itinerant romantic-in-rags dug deep into Americana, and came up with a set of songs that blend a streets-eye view in the vein of Tom Waits with St. Vincent's sonic vision. The songs earned their creator enough change to make it up to NYC, and upon his return to the Southampton docklands, he wondered why the songs that had earned his own keep couldn't help others too.

Then he bumped into JACKIE PAPER - better known as DAVID MIATT, guitarist and songsmith in rapidly rising indiepop stars THOMAS TANTRUM. Fresh from radio appearances on BBC1 and 6Music plus summer festival slots including Reading and Bestival, an older, folkier impulse led Dave to pen a book of wistful, almost melancholic songs referencing Elliot Smith, Brian Wilson and Nick Drake.

The EP has already been featured on BBC South:Live and Balcony.TV, and features members of Modernaire, Peter Lyons, The Moulettes and Moneytree.

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