Paper Dollhouse – Sapphires

Paper Dollhouse have been responsible for a staggering amount – and variety – of extraordinary music over the years, so it’s a real shame the project is coming to an end. Released today, Claiming The Sapphire To Liquid Return is a collection of previously unreleased or rare recordings that acts as the final statement: a moving epitaph for a band that I genuinely love and will miss. Despite essentially being a collection of scattered, disparate recordings, it holds together remarkably well, sounds like a properly coherent album, and includes this title track which has to be in the running for the most heartbreakingly beautiful song I’ve heard all year.