2016 has certainly been a standout year for Belfast blues rock quartet Paper Dogs due to releasing their first EP, playing a string of gigs across the country and placing first in Sunflower’s Grass Roots competition earlier this summer, winning them a spot on the barn stage at the Festival itself!
Now, the band have wasted no time in releasing their second EP – The Lost Art of Conversation – on September 21st.
From the first play of the first song, it’s obvious the band have improved massively since their first EP! Opening track and the EP’s standout track Rabbit Hole is just as enjoyable as it is live, with easily the catchiest guitar hook you’ll hear today and an absolutely massive solo you’ll want to listen to over and over. In fact, the lead guitar continually proves to be one of the most impressive elements of this EP overall.
The band cites Pink Floyd, Jimmy Page and Thin Lizzy as among their biggest musical influences and whilst this 70s rock inspired sound can certainly be heard on songs such as Afterglow, with The Lost Art of Conversation, Paper Dogs have successfully managed to establish a sound that is unique to them.
It is easy to see why they have become one of the must-see local bands on the circuit right now, as they put on one of the most impressive and enjoyable rock shows in Belfast!
You can check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/paperdogsband)to see when they’re next playing, but in the mean time you can buy/stream The Lost Art of Conversation on their Bandcamp (https://paperdogs.bandcamp.com/album/the-lost-art-of-conversation) and watch the video for Social Animals on their YouTube below!