“Isn’t it lovely? Wonderful, lovely stuff.” – Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music)
“Puts together all that’s best about current electronic music. Intricate but punchy, weird but very wonderful… this is really lush stuff.” – Mixmag
“Great combination of real instruments and electronics.” – Fulgeance
“Oh my god, (this tune is) ridiculous!!” – Mistajam (BBC Radio 1xtra)
“Absolutely sick!” – Gaslamp Killer (Brainfeeder, LA)
Paper Tiger began life many years ago as a teenage bedroom experiment in suburban Wolverhampton: electronically-produced music incorporating live instruments and musicians. Whilst independently releasing a number of EPs and delivering some heavyweight remixes, this exciting young outfit not only caught the ear of luminaries like Jamie XX and Lauren Laverne, but also our ears here at Wah Wah 45s.
Their emphasis on blending organic sounds with electronic production techniques resulted in a unique proposition, and one that fitted perfectly with the label: music which is interesting and technically proficient, but remains vibrant, colourful and funky… captivating both in headphones and on the dancefloor.
Paper Tiger’s full-length debut, entitled Laptop Suntan, was released on Wah Wah 45s in late 2013, with a mighty fine follow up remix album, Sultan Ant Pop, dropping last year and featuring remixes from Sam Redmore and LV. More audio goodness is planned for later in 2016.
“Pure fire!” – Charlie Dark (Blacktronica/Attica Blues)
“Perfect blend of souly vibes and hard knockin’ thump.” – Slugabed (Ninja Tune)
“…impossible to stand still to. A truly innovative act…” – Counterfeit Magazine
“Undoubtedly the night’s show-stealers… joyous, genre-annhilating.” – Daily Star
Paper Tiger Website
“A rare and unexpected gem. Technically brilliant…a diverse and refreshing journey through modern music.” – CityLifers Magazine