:papercutz is a Portuguese Electronic music project formed in 2005. Bruno Miguel is the only official member of :papercutz and remains solely responsible for its direction. After recording a new album, Bruno assembles a live band to perform with him which may include musicians used on studio recordings. Past musicians have included lead vocalists Melissa Veras and Marisa Pinto and multi-instrumentalists Bruno Ribeiro and Francisco Bernardo.
Annie Nightingale stated them has having an 'interesting and making an original sound' as one of the juries on the UK The People's Music Awards in 2009 where the group performed live and won the off the beaten track category. The same year the debut album Lylac was released on Canadian independent record label Apegenine recordings whose artist roster features notable artists such as Montreal's own David Kristian or Khonnor and the single Ultravioleta rmx's included remixes by Riz Maslen(aka Neotropic) and the first ever release by now known The Sight Below just before his signing to Ghostly International. The album was well-received by the press and music community and featured in such publications as Textura, Cuemix-magazine, Tokafi, Cylic Defrost, Subba-cultcha, Organ Mag, with The Silent Ballet calling the album a promising start to what ought to be a brilliant career' and Record Collector comparing Bruno's precision work to that of Four Tet.
The group toured in 2009 and 2010 promoting their debut album throughout Europe and U.S. with showcases on festivals such as SXSW and Exit Festival and are now signed to UK Audiobulb Records with a new remix album Do outro lado do espelho (Lylac ambient reworks) spawned out of Lylac's textures with Drowned in Sound calling the album 'notably coherent and engaging' unlike other remix records featuring relevant ambient music artits like Taylor Deupree, Keith Kenniff, Simon Scott among many others that Bruno personally invited to work on his music.
The band is currently working on new original album.