It was apparent that Quever was suffering from a cold. His voice was not quite at its full potential, drastically shortening his range. But as the set progressed, he eased up, and by the time Papercuts played its single “Do What You Will,” the singer’s wispy, breathy voice was finally in shape. However, where the vocals lacked, the instrumentation flourished. The band was dead-on, with tight percussion, steady bass, jangling keys, and shimmering guitars. It was easy to dismiss Quever’s vocal shortcomings as he mesmerized you with whimsical guitar riffs and catchy chord progressions.
After the foursome struck its last chord and ended its 45-minute-long set, the crowd begged for more, cheering for an encore. With four albums under its belt, Papercuts surely had enough material for a longer set, and graciously gave its audience what it wanted, leaving every fan standing, satisfied.
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