Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger

 Leeds, England, GBR
BandEDMHip Hop

Futuristic hip-hop, garage, dubstep, broken beat and more, performed fully live with a mix of electronic and acoustic instruments: dance music with intelligence, heart and soul. Sets are continuous and uninterrupted, building in momentum like the best DJ sets.


"Puts together all that's best about electronic. Intricate yet punchy, weird but very wonderful." - Mixmag

Paper Tiger began life many years ago as a bedroom experiment: produced electronic music incorporating live instruments and musicians. Since then the project has gone from strength to strength, gaining support from Radio 1, 1xtra, 6Music, Coldcut, Jamie xx, Mixmag, The Wire and many more DJs, radio shows and publications.

Over the past 18 months, a 7-piece live band has been performing these productions and more to packed out audiences across Europe. The shows are a fully live, uninterrupted mix of downtempo hip-hop, broken beat, dubstep and more: no sequencers or backing tracks, just furious pushing of buttons and flailing of limbs. The band has shared stages and festival bills with the likes of Nightmares On Wax, Hexstatic, Trojan Soundsystem, Jaga Jazzist, Dub Pistols, The Bug and Warrior Queen, Rustie, The Herbaliser, Mary-Anne Hobbs, Bonobo, Benji B, Daedelus, Gaslamp Killer, Benga and more. They also do DJ sets with live musicians and vocalists.


2010 - 'Good Feelings (feat. Sabira Jade)' - part of 'Oscillations' compilation [Jus Like Music]

2010 - DELS 'Trumpalump (Paper Tiger Remix)' [Big Dada]

2011 - Worldwide Takeover EP [Jus Like Music]

2011 - Stac 'Strainger (Paper Tiger Remix)' [Wah Wah 45s]

2011 - Send Me (Single) [Jus Like Music]

2012 - Illuminated EP [Mind On Fire]

2012 - Priceless EP [Wah Wah 45s]

2013 - Come Correct EP feat. Foreign Beggars [Wah Wah 45s]

Paper Tiger music has been broadcast on the following radio stations:

Rinse FM (Track of the week, Julie Adenuga)
BBC Radio One (Mary Anne Hobbs, Nick Grimshaw)
BBC Radio 6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq)
BBC Radio 1xtra (Mistajam)
XFM (John Kennedy, Eddy Temple-Morris)
Q Radio (Caroline Beavon ‘New To Q’)
NME Radio (Goldierocks)

Set List

Sets are uninterrupted and continuous, up to 60 minutes long, mixing hip-hop, dubstep, afro-funk, garage...