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by Paper Tiger

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On October 28th Paper Tiger will release 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 has finally arrived.

In order to whet your appetites for this stunning debut long-player, get a glimpse of the full Paper Tiger live band in action. With hints of what you will 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."

Get a feel for this exceptional Leeds-based outfit now and prepare yourself for your very own Laptop Suntan in October.


released September 22, 2017

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


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Paper Tiger Leeds, UK

Production team and live band based in Leeds, UK.

"Puts together all that's best about current electronic music. Intricate but punchy, weird but very wonderful." - Mixmag
"Wonderful." - Lauren Laverne (BBC 6Music)
"Ridiculous!" - Mistajam (BBC Radio 1xtra)
"...joyous, genre-annhilating." - Daily Star
"Get better with every listen. Amazing." - Julie Adenuga (Rinse FM)
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