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A 8 track alternative rap/hip-hop ep (37m 11s) — released September 29th 2017 on Wah Wah 45s

On October 28th Paper Tiger released their long awaited debut album 'Laptop Suntan' on Wah Wah 45s.

After a collection of head-turning EPs, featuring collaborations with leftfield electronic and hip-hop artists including Foreign Beggars, Homeboy Sandman, Joshua Idehen, Archie Pelago and more, the time for their full-length project finally arrived.

In order to whet your appetites for this stunning debut long-player, Wah Wah 45s shared a glimpse of the full Paper Tiger live band in action. With hints of what you would experience on the record, plus bonus material only to be found here, this twenty-minute live beat tape is by turns hypnotically head-nodding, experimental and downright hilarious (shout out to all 'Emmerdale' lovers).

In the words of the band's electronics expert and woodwind player Greg Surmacz:

"As we were completing our album, we came up with the idea of recording some live interludes - our live band set-up and instrumental recording/sampling are a big part of what we do and we wanted to give a proper nod to that on the record.

We set up in a studio without much of a plan and ended up recording a few hours of jamming - all live, all completely improvised on the fly. There was an abundance of material, some of which we will sample and develop into fully-fledged tunes, but we thought it'd be nice to compile a short mixtape of some of the highlights. You can also hear the album's interludes in their original context."


released September 9, 2013

Recorded live (no overdubs) at ATA Studios, Leeds on 26th April 2013

Engineered by Tim Thomas

Performed by Raphael Attar, Matt Davies, Sam Vicary, Tom Henry, Adam Radley and Greg Surmacz

Edited and mixed by Greg Surmacz

“Solid instrumental excursions that touch on everything from twisted beats to dance floor jams and dubby melancholia. Basically, it’s solid, like the laptop I’m writing this on.” - FACT Magazine

“That is wonderful! Well worth a look.” - Nemone BBC 6Music, UK

Paper Tiger are making their way to the forefront of alternative hip hop… They carve themselves a niche in your music listening interest someway off from everyone else, and while at first that might make them seem like the socially awkward kid at the party, before long you see them as the aloof innovators everyone’s trying to be.” -

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