A FOUR-PIECE alternative rock band which has been making an impression on the town’s music scene is laying out some big ambitions.

Paper Mountains, who formed in 2015, consists of Ryan Shaw-Binns (vocals and rhythm guitar), James Forshaw (lead guitar), Matty Rynn (bass guitar) and Charlie Hayward (drums).

Hailing from the Bold and Sutton areas, the group, all aged 17, were inspired to start up by their common musical ideas and desire to create something different.

Initially called Counterfeit Faith, the group has had an overhaul on style in line with their ambition to hit the big time, leading to the ‘Paper Mountains’ being born.

The group is managed by 'One Ten Down Management' with Al Allison-Hughes and Dave Foreshaw. 

Now supported with their management team and a fast growing fan base, Paper Mountains have big plans for 2017 including the release of a debut album, a UK festivals tour and a bursting gig diary across St Helens, the region and nationwide venues.

The group says they have been influenced by the likes of Nirvana, Catfish & The Bottle Men, Killers and 1975 and have developed their own “edgy, raw and very likeable brand of rock”.

Their live shows showcase a mixture of choice rock covers and the band’s new album material.

Paper Mountains will perform at The Bull and Dog on Friday, November 11, The Green Room, St Helens on Saturday, November 19, at The Clock Face Hotel, on Saturday, November 26 and at The Elephant on December 3.

They also have a string of festival dates across the UK and the release of a self-titled debut recording in early 2017.

Band manager Al Allison-Hughes said: “Their passion for St Helens is something they’re quite proud about. They’re very keen to keep playing gigs in the heart of town.”

See the band's website: www.papermountainsofficial.co.uk and Paper Mountains on Facebook.