Sat 03 Feb 2024

Good On Paper Party Vol. 8

Good On Paper Party Vol. 8

Following its triumphant sold-outness back in February 2023 the annual Good On Paper Party returns once again for its eighth outing, taking place at the Sub Rooms in the centre of Stroud.

For this year? Well we are going back to the past...“You see us as you want to see us, in the simplest terms with the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours...The Breakfast Club.”

The lineup for 2024 features the first UK show in over a decade by legendary French electronic composer and one of the pioneers of synth-wave College (aka David Grellier) who provided Nicolas Winding Refn with the theme song for his acclaimed and award-winning film Drive with ‘A Real Hero’ feat. Electric Youth. From Brighton, we welcome the fuzzed-up synths, delays and thunderous double drums of AK/DK who have always loved the motorik of Kraftwerk and Can - bands that revelled in the journey as much as the destination - but also describe themselves as “like a chunkier Devo”. And the nine-strong Umlauts return to Stroud packed with twin vocalists equally competent in their skewering south-London drawl as they are in German, Italian or French - as in touch with the nostalgias of First-Generation post-punk or 80s pop as they are with the techniques of contemporary pop or big beat dance...

The Good On Paper Boy(s) will also be turning one of the rooms in the Subs into a Popup Retro Arcade featuring a hoard of original machines from the 80s (Eat the dots. Avoid the ghosts. No coins needed. It’s going to be pretty rad) and Stroud based film poster artist and illustrator Mark Levy will be exhibiting a series of his re-imagined, alternative posters of iconic 80s films and TV shows including brand new work.

And there’s more to be announced soon...

Tickets on sale now from - It sells out every year so be quick mind.