top of page

PaperSailor is an industrial alt-rock band from multi-instrumentalist Michael Wilson, based in Glasgow, Scotland. Fusing huge riffs & sweeping, synthetic loops & melodies, Michael has crafted a unique style that stands out amongst the crowd, often described as a blend of Nine Inch Nails and Royal Blood.

The debut album "No Strings Attached" was released on April 24th, 2020. despite being released during the height of a pandemic, it proved a hit for the burgeoning fan base. The lead single "We Could Be Insane" stands out as a fan favourite sing-along to this day.

"Pictures of Black Holes", the second album from PaperSailor, released on December 2nd, 2022, which has really shown Michael's versatility as a song writer, citing inspiration from gospel and hip-hop. Reyt Good Magazine called it "Gritty and expressive. A hard rock album for the ages", with SMall Music Scene calling it "equal parts creative, unpredictable and breath-taking".

2022 was an exemplary year for PaperSailor, having supported rising bands such as Hyde Project during their Ultra Tour and Mother Vulture in the run up to the release of their debut album, not forgetting the release of the second album, supported by a successful launch event in Michael's hometown of Glasgow.

Looking to the future, Michael will take PaperSailor on a short tour of the UK in early 2023 in support of the new album, with the hopes of playing at a number of festivals up and down the country. 

TEXT Logo w colour halo_edited.png



Hip-Hop WizardPaperSailor
00:00 / 04:23
Needles & Switch BladesPaperSailor
00:00 / 04:02
Deepest GoldPaperSailor
00:00 / 04:24
Those That BitePaperSailor
00:00 / 03:58
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Black Spotify Icon
  • Black iTunes Icon
bottom of page