Paper Fishes are a UK-based indie rock band, formed by vocalist and songwriter Andre Levy as an outlet for his simmering discontent with himself, his friends, his family, 21st Century politics, and consumer-capitalist society. Their ultimate goal is to bring his analogue era disgruntlement and disillusionment kicking and screaming into the digital age.

Paper Fishes released their debut album Instant Happiness in November 2021 on the UK indie label Irregular Patterns. It’s available on expanded, limited edition vinyl from Bandcamp and selected record stores in Bristol.

It’s also available digitally across the internet via Distrokid. Just click here.

Paper Fishes took their name from a collection of short stories by the American writer and artist Kristin Joyce Stevenson. Other short-listed band names were The Dead Beats Society, Boulevardiers, Kill Your Darlings, and Marginalia. Other writers they like include Umberto Eco, Kazuo Ishiguro, Thomas Pynchon and Kurt Vonnegut. They’re that kind of band. But they’re more, or less, than that too. Like the film Mallrats if you watch it backwards.

Andre Levy looks like this

And this

And sounds like this.