The Paraffins

The Paraffins

The Paraffins are a band from Scotland based around Billy Paraffin with a shifting cast of co-conspirators. They create scratchy, catchy and sometimes haunting primitive pop you can attempt to dance to with rusty stringed acoustic guitars, ancient beatboxes, caveman drums, a melodica containing various waterborne diseases and a few top secret devices.

Since forming at the end of 2007, The Paraffins have played many impromptu shows in odd venues around Europe, collaborated with Hawnay Troof, Nyah Fearties and Ben Butler & Mousepad. They have released 2 singles (2009's Cardboard Cutout and 2010's Something Good) and a debut album Snout To The Grindstone (2010) on Ear Spook records.

Title Album Genre Tools
Something Good Something Good Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, Quirky, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Make-Out, Night Club, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Something Good, #1
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26728
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Life's Too Beautiful Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, and Trumpet
Key:
G minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Driving, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Frat Party, In Love, Road Trip, Strip Tease, Sunny Day, and Victory
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #2
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26721
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Walled City Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
A minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Car Chase, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Frat Party, Game Day, Heartbreak, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #4
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26722
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Vampire Hours Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Party, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Fist Fight, Frat Party, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #11
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26724
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Burnt Out Boy Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Funny, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Fist Fight, Game Day, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Avant-Garde, Indie-Electronic, and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
instrumental
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #10
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26727
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Crestfallen Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Bass, Brass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Glockenspiel, Guitar, Horns, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, and Trumpet
Key:
E minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Epic, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Game Day, Goodbye, Morning After, Rainy Day, Road Trip, and Victory March
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
choral
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #7
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26726
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Cardboard Cutout Cardboard Cutout Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Accordian, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Electronic, Guitar, Keyboard, and Percussion
Key:
C
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Climactic, Driving, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Frat Party, Game Day, Morning After, Night Club, Road Trip, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Cardboard Cutout, #1
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26720
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Untitleable Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Drums, Electronic, and Percussion
Keywords:
Aggressive, Dark, Funny, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Quirky
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic and Noise Rock/Experimental
Tempo:
Fast
Vocal Types:
male
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #1
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26725
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Triple Time Snout To The Grindstone Alternative
Client:
Era:
2000s
Genres:
Alternative
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, Melodica , Percussion, Piano, and Wind Instruments
Key:
F♯ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Climactic, Dark, Driving, Epic, Funky/Groove, Ominous, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Fist Fight, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie-Electronic
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
duet and male
CD/Track #:
Snout To The Grindstone, #6
Composers:
William Samson (PRS) - 100%
Release Year:
2010
Track ID:
26723
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Take Me Back