With their ace new single ‘Piper Malibu’ Papur Wal take us on a bilingual journey through fear of flying and death. Laced with rattling drums, fuzz box guitars and drenched in catchy West cost harmonies, it sounds like early Ash meeting Dinosaur Junior for a road trip. It’s the second single from their forthcoming debut album produced by Kris Jenkins (Cate Le Bon, SFA, Gruff Rhys), we are debuting it below.
Ianto Gruffydd the Cardoff trios singer explains the backgrounds to ‘Piper Malibu’:
“Piper Malibu is the name of the aircraft that footballer Emiliano Sala died on. The song was initially written about developing a fear of flying + other things as you get older. After the news about Sala, I finished the song and added the dimension about the kind of revisionist culture we live in, and that maybe people only care about you once you die, or if you’re famous etc.”
Papur Wal’s debut album will see the light of day this year on Libertino Records.