Status: On-sale now for rescheduled date 12th December 2018 (Updated on 19th June 2018)
Tickets by phone: Call 08444 771 000
Tickets for cash: Cash purchases only from the Scala box office between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. No booking fees. Read box office info.
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Doors open at 7:30 PM – Close at 11:00 PM
Age: You must be 16 years of age or more to attend this event (with or without a guardian) | Photo ID – Please bring ID if you are 25 years of age or less or appear so. | | Access – Standing. There are no seats assigned. The venue is arranged on several floors with many stairs and no lift. Find out more about accessiblity.
Due to medical reasons, the Papooz show next week will be moving to Wednesday 12th December. All tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
With new music due later this year, Papooz announce their biggest UK show to date at Scala. Sweet melodies, swaying pop rhythms with an exotic French vibe, Papooz popped up in spring 2015.
It all started from literature reunions, where friends could bring friends and talk around few glasses. It was love at first sight for Ulysse and Armand who decided to create their own political fanzine. But realising after a few meetings it was too much of a long shot, they quickly decided to turn those reunions into songwriting sessions.
Surprisingly, those tuned voices originate from Paris. In their twentyish, Ulysse and Armand both grew up with 70s music, digging in their parent’s records collection, from The Beach Boys to The Velvet Underground. Singing in the high notes, is it a girl or a boy? Where do they come from? It sounds like British pop with Bossa Nova nonchalance.
No wonder why they became best friends, sharing the same curiosity for hidden artists
from this time. They recorded their first demos on a computer mic and called themselves Papooz. They liked the way this tropical tone sounded and the recollection of a Native American tribe’s cradle.