Paper Tiger began life many years ago as a bedroom experiment. After being met with universal praise for their early work, theproject has gone from strength to strength, gaining support from Radio 1 (Mary-Anne Hobbs), 1xtra (Mistajam, Ras Kwame), and6Music (Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson), all without any label support. Their sound has evolved into a mix of future hip-hop, dubstep/garage, and African-influenced grooves.
Over the past 18 months, an 8-piece live band has been perform-ing to audiences across Europe and has shared stages and festival bills with such luminaries as Jaga Jazzist (Ninja Tune), Rustie (Warp),The Herbaliser (Ninja Tune), Daedelus (Mush), Gaslamp Killer (Brain-feeder), Bonobo and more.
‘Good Feelings’, the first in a series of collaborations with vocalist Sabira Jade (DJ Vadim, Hexstatic), is a distillation of the group’s aesthetic: a strangely funky, bass-heavy track. Forthcoming Paper Tiger releases include tracks with UK hip-hop heavyweights ForeignBeggars, and psychededlic Stones Throw crooner Dudley Perkins
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