Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Loads of bands


band members

Paul Andrews - singer/songwriter


Influences

Anything by Dylan, Pretenders' self-titled debut, The Feelies, Robert Crumb


Website

familyfold.bandcamp.com

Bio

“One of the best songwriters in Australia.”
Noel Mengel, Courier Mail

“Classy, attractive and delightfully melodic songs with a strong base in the 1970s and an eye to something timeless.”
Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald

“Elvis Costello meets Ice Cream Hands.”
Andrew Murfett, The Age

Paul Andrews was a founding member and chief singer/songwriter in Sydney band Lazy Susan, which spent most of the 2000s flirting at the edges of awareness of Australia’s more informed music-loving public.

During the band’s 14-year history (Lazy Susan breaking up in early 2012), Paul was the driving force behind its four albums, six EPs, and countless interstate tours and local shows, both as a headliner and with national and international touring acts (eg: Brian Wilson).

Paul’s songs – Bobby Fischer and Canada – were two of the most frequently played tracks on Triple J in the first half of the 2000s, with the national youth network paying the band the honour of inviting them on their flagship Live at the Wireless program as well as Like A Version (where they performed Dragon’s Are You Old Enough). 

Paul embarked on his Family Fold project by recording the 11-track album, Lustre Glo, in 2015. The album further confirmed Paul as one of Australia’s best ‘under the radar’ songwriters and received glowing reviews in Rolling Stone, the SMH, themusic.com.au 
The Courier Mail’s then chief music critic, Noel Mengel, gave the record 4 and 1/2 stars.

In early 2017, thinking about his next project, Paul was put in touch with Nashville-based, Brad Jones, to inquire about producing his next album.

Brad Jones has an international reputation as a producer/engineer having recorded artists and bands straddling Americana (John Prine, Steve Earle), singer-songwriter (Josh Rouse, Bob Evans, Missy Higgins) and guitar pop (Cotton Mather, Imperial Drag, Matthew Sweet).

“Unbeknownst to me Brad had produced several of my favourite records of all time - Josh Rouse’s 1972 and Nashville and Australian singer-songwriter Butterfly Boucher's Flutterby, so I became incredibly keen to work with him,” said Paul.

“Initially I thought there was no chance I’d be able to make it work – given logistics – but gradually things started to fall into place and I started to believe the impossible.”

After 12 months of emails, Skype chats and, at times, a brutal song elimination process, Paul and Brad decided on 11 songs and recording began in Nashville over late October-early November 2017.

The finished product – Family Fold’s second album, Ashfield Skyline – will be released in October 2018 and is Paul’s most assured effort to date.