The Wheatsheaf, Oxford 08/02/09

“The “windows are where the doors should be” weirdness continues when Billy from Knockentiber in Scotland climbs up on stage and announces that “We are the Paraffins”, when actually it’s him, a few instruments and a laptop, and we are not sure he actually knows that. He is a brilliant well-pool of creativity, though, as if Lou Reed or Ian Broudie were running early OMD. His computer squelches and oozes bass, cheesy Hammond and faux tabla layers during `Cardboard Cut-out’, as he daubs us with lyrical gems like “Every black hole has a silver lining”, before suddenly going all genius on us by leaping off the stage to pop the balloons on the floor amongst our feet, each blast totally in time with the music. You had to be there.” Paul Carrera, Oxford Nightshift

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