Paul Piper 16


Sheffield UK   Feb 2011  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Elliott Smith, Brand New, Bright Eyes, Ben Howard, American Football, Damien Rice, Frank Turner, Jonah Matranga, La Dispute, Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, Tom McRae, Passenger, Sun Kil Moon, Tallest Man On Earth, City and Colour, Jeff Buckley.

I've not really enjoyed FAWM this year. Or should I say, I've not enjoyed my life during FAWM this year.
Hopefully in hindsight, I will be able to look back in a better frame of mind and see what I have achieved. Thanks for you all your comments and well-wishes. PP x


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  • @dawn1 3 weeks

    Ayup Paul thanks for your lovely comments on my songs, I am very glad you like them, it means a lot to me, as I rate your work as up there with the best of them! 😀 Very clever lyrics, great dynamics and delivery and you have a distinctive, real, emotive voice. I'll be back to leave some proper feedback on all your Fawm output over the next few days 😀

  • @owl  3 weeks

    Why haven't you enjoyed FAWM this year? I'm sorry to hear that 😞
    I haven't listened through everything yet but you've made some amazing songs already out of the ones I've heard. So I hope it's at least felt productive.

  • @guatecoop  3 weeks

    Oh, wasn't a problem, other than the fact that I had to wait. I trusted you guys, for sure.

  • @cnidaria  3 weeks

    We're both big Jeff Rosenstock fans, so you weren't off the mark there. We should do a screaming and/or yelling song together next year if you're up for it! Though I don't think flying you out to my basement is in the budget, unfortunately.

    Also, I've been meaning to listen to more of your (and everyone else's) stuff, but I've been FAWMing way too hard. Stay tuned for more comments coming this month!

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Well done you too Sheffield! Finish line woo x

  • @websheldon 4 weeks

    YAAAAAY THANKS GEEEEEZ! And so did you!! WOOHOO! (woohoo style as per the end of 'My Tasty Eye' lol)

  • @jbp123 4 weeks

    Well done on winning! 😁

  • @triteformulas 4 weeks

    It's mostly family members who say things like, "Your music would be sooooo good if you wrote INSPIRING things!" Which just leads me to write even more melodramatic and dark things out of spite. But I like your approach better 😝

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    You want some cling film for that burn? 😝

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    Glol! Well done on getting 13 STD's

  • @jbp123 4 weeks

    I'm going to come back and listen to the rest of your stuff, I promise! But I have to go to bed now. Sorry to get so far behind!

  • @judypie 4 weeks

    Haha I know it's a mess! But I'm so sick of my vocal and acoustic guitar bleughhhh

  • @jibbidy34  4 weeks

    Yeah totally digging a Sheffield London collab next year! Thanks for listening to my songs and all your ace comments!

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    Oh thanks so much! I'm really glad you like it, I wasn't sure about it to be honest (although I knew the progression was a winner). I do think the vocals are a bit loud! I used the same mic but tracked the guitar and vocals separately to make it easier because I kept screwing up the lyrics. I'll be listening to your latest one when back in wi-fi range. Excited!

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    I can help you with all of that dude! Will give you a whistle-stop tour sometime 😀

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    You're welcome man! Your stuff is really good as always. I think your p's etc popped a bit in the lower frequencies towards the end of the song from what I remember. No biggy, just thought that's what you were talking about when you mentioned compression issues. Perhaps stick a high pass filter on the vocals?

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    My laugh at the end was me laughing at the ridiculousness of the song! Thanks for listening as always 😀

  • @guatecoop  4 weeks

    I certainly will email you that. Do you want the wav or mp3? I have to do this pesky and inconvenient work thing, but will send the file when I get home.

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    Definitely not! Superb stuff man. Like, really good. Going to save the last half for later as I'm going to try and finish another song while I feel remotely inspired... We need to start that band.

  • @theidleowl  4 weeks

    Gracias for your feedback Paul. I'm glad you like it 😀. Will get listening to your stuff pronto. Going to set aside some time tomorrow to catch up with everyone's stuff (got a lot to be listening to). I've got 4 or 5 ideas I wrote yesterday that I'm hoping to flesh out. One a day from now on hopefully!

  • @visiblydistorted 5 weeks

    Eep, hope you're okay now! Thanks for listening to "Zamboni Twice"

  • @judypie 5 weeks

    Glol no I did not count, don't tell me I'm right?! 😝

  • @yam655  5 weeks

    Congratulations on making it to the Century Club! 😀

  • @judypie 5 weeks

    Good day.

  • @judypie 5 weeks

    Wow. Thanks Sasq. I am taking this personally.

  • @vomvorton  5 weeks


    Sorry to hear about your old cat. Looking after elderly / sick animals is the most bittersweet thing. I hope she's doing okay.

  • @karlsburg25  5 weeks

    don't worry mate i doing it when i can. Had 3 lined up for the last 4 days but not enough WIFI to upload. Sneaking it when i can off guy in the hut next door!! I recommend waiting one more day for my airport song!! ahem

  • @judypie 5 weeks

    I did wonder whether to drop it out every time i sung that line yeah but we just hate that phrase SO MUCH sasq I couldn't let any of them go unscathed 😁

  • @sailingtowardsthesun 5 weeks

    Thanks, Paul, for listening again this year! 😀 Dallas Green is a huge compliment for me - I love his first two solo records and Alexisonfire - so thank you!
    Gonna work on catching up on your songs now.

  • @judypie 6 weeks

    NOOOOOO. Save it for meeeeee

  • @judypie 6 weeks

    Black mirror! you win 😀

  • @iwilleatyou 6 weeks

    I remember you from last FAWM and just got around to checking out all your tunes. Really really good! If my comments seem a bit out of whack it's because I started from your last song and worked my way up.

  • @susyblue  6 weeks

    Hey Paul sorry for the late reply was away this weekend. Yes! If it's not too late less do it! send me what you got and any further ideas

  • @shortdan  6 weeks

    It's actually a subtle Aussie accent (which I can still do I think!) 😉

  • @judypie 6 weeks

    Yes, recorded them after! Have done on all my songs this year. Don't know if that helps or hinders the recording? Might do my next one in one take.

  • @judypie 6 weeks

    Thank you hairy Sasquatch xx

  • @guatecoop  6 weeks

    We're you serious about you and @suzyblue singing on my song? I keep thinking about that...I love the idea, as you two are so talented and do songs that I really admire. If not, no prob...just wondering.

  • @jbp123 6 weeks

    Same! I've fallen way behind the last couple of days. Better do some catching up... I'll start here 😁

  • @teapot 6 weeks

    Paul Piper...I was going to attempt to be anonymous!!! Ahh well, ahahahaha. Thanks for your advice about my song, so glad you liked it 😀

  • @jbp123 6 weeks

    Ah it's so satisfying when these things come back round. It's as if the human race has joined hands and formed a huge circle around the world/a very long isosceles triangle from Sheffield to Paris.

  • @alphanerg 6 weeks

    If you edit your profile and remove the "https://" i think it will work, because fawm seems to be removing the colon from the link for some reason, and it certainly wont work without that.

  • @alphanerg 6 weeks

    Hey, your link to your bandcamp page is broken

  • @adforperu  7 weeks

    Thanks for the comments blud. It's a real guitar, but from a sample.. in fact, most of the bass is too! As for what it's about - it's literal! 😀

  • @hazeyjohnii  7 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you mentioned the English vocal. I actually rerecorded that part to make it more English...

  • @triteformulas 7 weeks

    Thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to hearing more songs of yours. And yes, that second song is private for now until I put up the demo.

  • @dawn1 7 weeks

    I have always done them on the same take so far but at the mo it's due to tech problems! I got a copy of cubase specially for FAWM so I can lay down drum tracks (from samples) and then layer the real instruments and vocals on top but till the right leads arrive (my MIDI keys are pre-USB) and someone who knows what they are doing can configure my MIDI, I'm stuck with just me, voice and instrument live... and now my internet network has been hijacked. Bloody obstacles!

  • @guatecoop  7 weeks

    Sure, or I can send you a file. Either way. Yeah, I have been in a bit of a bubble, myself. Sometimes just needs to be that way. I am trying to balance my time and attention so I wont go the whole month focusing only on much as I may want to do that.

  • @chriddof  7 weeks

    Thank you for your comment!

  • @dawn1 7 weeks

    I thought you'd enjoy Chris's music, I know he would love your songs if he'd heard them 😀 Yes it's hard for us Brits to take compliments haha! I normally look at my feet....

  • @dawn1 7 weeks

    Thank you for your comments on 'To Dance With You', glad you enjoyed it! I have been enjoying listening to your stream on Soundcloud so much today, really top notch songwriting! Love your music! You have an incredibly expressive voice. Looking forward to hearing more throughout FAWM 😀

  • @theawkwardsleep  7 weeks

    I believe waking up day after day to the end of the world as we know it drives anyone to be political. 😉

  • @laotranati 7 weeks

    Hi! Thanks for your comment too 😀 I'm trying to...embrace simplicity because I usually get caught in the little details and want everything to be perfect before hitting that upload button which ends up in...not uploading/finishing anything.

    I'm due on March 5th (in theory, because you never know), and yes, being pregnant can be really messy and contradictory so I think it was perfect for a song 😀 and...what's with people and ukuleles? 😞

  • @judypie 7 weeks

    Yesssssss 😁

  • @judypie 7 weeks

    😂 FINE. It's my favourite song that I've ever heard and OOOOH *TINGLES!!* Your voice is like a strand of heavenly silk and it it makes my heart skip a beat every 4 beats for its whole 4 minutes 43 duration. Never stop geez, never stop. Now gimme the whole bar 😃

  • @thelowestbitter 7 weeks

    No, unfortunately I am catless. It's a picture of Nutmeg who is allegedly the World's Oldest Cat. I'm currently writing a song about him and I'm probably going to call the album at the end of all this 'Nutmeg', so that's why I'm using the picture

  • @helenseviltwin  7 weeks

    Thanks for your comment. The "reap what you sow" but was just because I was too lazy to do a solo 😝

  • @guatecoop  7 weeks

    Do it! If you need anything from me, let me know... I can email you wav or mp3s. Thanks so much for the kind words. Yes, I started watching you several years ago. Very good!

  • @shortdan  7 weeks

    Yeah, I reckon you're deploying it perfectly with subtle little riffs filling out the mix. Really impressed!

  • @cnidaria  7 weeks

    Clicked on your profile since your username seemed to be a Brand New reference. Looks like it is and looks like you're making some really cool stuff already. Excited to see what else you come up with.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  7 weeks

    Mr. Piper! Good to hear from you. Thanks for nice comment on Cardinal Things. You asked about the guitar...nope, just 6 strings, but it's my new Martin DRS1 with a solid mahogany top. I absolutely love it. So resonant and full. Part of this FAWM is trying out different recording methods and mixing styles for it. That particular one was just plugged into the DI and I added some reverb and compression to it.

  • @judypie 7 weeks

    Thank you degausser for your comments. Hahaha hey mickey! Maybe it is that! Agree there's not much dynamic in this song, but it was just a stream of thought. I will try to improve this in song 2! 😁
    Ps. Yes partially 😝

  • @karlsburg25  7 weeks

    Clearly my internet failed to post my reply earlier!! In case you missed it , yes the end is iPhone recording of mosque drowned out by birds!! Gotta keep it real. Will listen to you when I can find wifi that isn't 1999 uk speed!!!

  • @adforperu  7 weeks

    The comment about the mix by the way.. I'm not pertaining to necessarily know how to fix it.. I always think my mixes sound too thin, so there ya go..!

  • @judypie 7 weeks

    *pulls up a chair and waits by your profile*

  • @karlsburg25  8 weeks

    i want that banjo! ship it to me and i'll bung you a beautiful indian guitar in exchange!! ahem. And why the hell am i not watching you?? (not literally of course, that would be weird).

  • @jiah 8 weeks

    Thinking about it!! I'll definitely be checking in either way so excited to hear what you are pulling out this year!

  • @theawkwardsleep  8 weeks

    you do not want a simple life. the best musicians have the most complicated lives.... can't wait to hear what the chaos brings on. -ru

  • @shortdan  8 weeks

    Can't wait to hear these banjitar solos!

  • @adforperu  8 weeks



  • @adforperu  8 weeks

    Oh, you again.

  • @judypie 8 weeks

    Eeeeeeep! Lemme update that shit 😃