Artist: PAPER TIGER
Release: Priceless EP
Label: Wah Wah 45s WAHDIG20
Release Date: 9 July 2012
2. SOMNI SHUFFLE
3. BIG LIGHT
4. 7TH GUIDE
5. SLOW IT DOWN
More great label-signing type news today as Paper Tiger have just announced a new EP on the legendary Wah Wah 45s imprint, following recent releases on Mind on Fire and Jus’ Like. Head-noddy yet soundscapy at the same time, rapper Raphael Attar sprinkles his disitinctive wordplay all over lush production in a variety of styles. There’s real melancholy electronic soul to this one.
Dom Servini, head of Wah Wah, writes:
Leeds electronic outfit Paper Tiger have been on the Wah Wah radar (the Wahdar if you will) for some time now and have, in more recent months provided stunning remixes for Stac, Scrimshire and Part-Time Heroes.
Having witnessed the rapid rise in quality of their recent output, as well as being privy to a number of demos that have been on repeat in the WW office for most of this year, we thought it was time to put pen to paper and do the decent thing by signing these boys up!
Their debut EP for Wah Wah 45s is due for release on July 9th and it’s a visceral, uncompromising selection of cuts that combine hip hop, electronica, post dubstep and soul rather beautifully. What may seem somewhat of a departure for the label at first should make complete sense on further listening as Raphael Attar’s stoic yet humorous lyricism and the band’s deft musicality add much needed ‘proper song-writing’ to what’s lazily referred to as the ‘urban’ music scene.
“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
Look out for Paper Tiger on tour this summer, with shows scheduled for Lovebox, Secret Garden Party, Mostly Jazz Festival & much more!