ABOUT BLANK PAPER
Blank Paper is the result of four eclectic and distinctive musical backgrounds converging into one path of heartfelt alternative synth-pop.
Blending a diverse set of genres ranging from electronica to soul to rock, the band originated in New York City in 2012. Several years prior, the quartet met and became friends in college. Taylor Bense (synth, keys, guitar), at the time a session guitarist and songwriter, invited Marie Kim (vocals, synth, keytar) to start singing on his compositions and write together. Taylor, Chris Holdridge (drums, sampler pads) and Cory Sterling (bass, synth bass) had a band together, and Marie her own. After these projects disbanded, the four of them naturally came together to write and perform, sharing their passion for feel-good music with a darker edge.
Artists like Kavinsky, Little Dragon, The Knife, and The Gorillaz inspire their sound, but the band’s originality and musicianship take Blank Paper to a new level of innovation within the pop context. A rarity in electronic synth-heavy music, their live show is strictly live, free of laptops and backing tracks.