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Meet Paper Thin

When did you first start making music and what led you there? I watched the full 11 minutes and 48 seconds of Green Day’s ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’ music video and that was pretty much it for me. I started going to shows when I was 14 at a place called The Loft Youth Venue, and it really inspired me to learn guitar and get up onstage myself.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned since starting out? I think managing expectations has been a big lesson to learn, and one I’m still learning. From learning guitar, to writing songs, and booking tours; you’re never going to perfect something the first time, and you have to be prepared to roll with the punches.

What do you love about making music? Everything. I feel extremely lucky that I get to make music with some of my best friends. Songwriting has also been a really positive outlet for me, and helps me manage my mental health.

Tell us about some of the hard yards you’ve had to put in to navigate the music industry? The other two members of Paper Thin hold down some pretty serious day jobs; so one of our initial challenges was working out how to do as much as we can outside of the regular 9-5. Getting the balance down has been tricky; but I think we’re getting closer.

What’s coming next in the world of Paper Thin? We have two live videos dropping any second. We recorded ‘When You Call’ and one new song with our friends at Woodriver Studios in Newcastle.

Catch Paper Thin at Northcote Social Club on Wednesday October 13, for the Melbourne leg of VB Hard Yards. Register for your chance to be there online at the VB Hard Yards website.