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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.

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.

"Pictures of Black Holes", the aforementioned second album from PaperSailor, released on December 2nd, 2022, 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".

April '23 saw PaperSailor embark on their first headline tour. "The Switch Blade Tour" had the band playing to small but raucous crowds in some of the UK's most loved intimate venues, such as Little Buildings in Newcastle and Bristol's popular rock and metal bar The Gryphon. 

Another tour is already being planned for later in 2023, along with some upcoming notable support slots that have yet to be announced. 

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Music

Hip-Hop WizardPaperSailor
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Needles & Switch BladesPaperSailor
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Deepest GoldPaperSailor
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Those That BitePaperSailor
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