• Papier Tigre

    ABOUT

    Formed in january 2006.
    Papier Tigre is a 3 piece band from Nantes, France, comprising of Eric Pasquereau (guitar & vocals), Arthur de la Grandiere (guitar & percussion), and Pierre-Antoine Parois (drums). The band understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy. Their music firmly entrenched in the tradition of inventive, challenging punk but combines elements of experimental pop compositions and agressive math rock as well. Yet whilst they have drawn influence from these musical scenes, they have a style and deliver all of their own.

    In the absence of a bass guitar, their sound is built around pounding tribal drums that propel each song forward with ruthless efficiency. This urgency is underlined by the distinctive vocals of Eric, his strained yelps acting as a rallying cry to the guitars, which occupy the space between voice and drums and make it their own. Whether working together or against each other, the interplay between the two instruments is explosive. Brittle melodies seemingly scrap with vicious riffs, before the two suddenly come together to deliver the coup de grace.

    But above all, Papier Tigre is an impressive live act and a somehow tireless touring band. In about 4 years after they started from scratch, they already played more than 300 shows (and counting) in 23 different countries ranging from Spain to China via Brazil and the USA. In the UK alone, the band have already played 30 times, amongst which was an appearance at 2008 All Tomorrow’s Parties by invitation of Explosions In The Sky. Building up a fanbase through nothing but great songs and hard slogging might seem peculiarly old-fashioned; but for Papier Tigre it’s simply what they do best.

Releases

  • colonie.vacances

    ‘La Colonie de Vacances’

    2010, double gatefold 7'' : SOLD OUT !

  • begining

    ‘The Beginning and End of Now’

    2008, CD, LP & digital album

    Purchase
  • papiertigre

    ‘S/T’

    2007, CD, LP : SOLD OUT ! & digital album

News

  • Papier Tigre ‘ I’m someone who dies ‘

  • ‘Hasta la Fiesta’ by Papier Tigre, Pneu, Electric Electric, Marvin – double 7″ repressed !

    Order it now ! Originally released on September 2010, this double 7″ was produced for the ‘Colonie de Vacances’, a unique friendly tour with Papier Tigre, Electric Electric, Marvin and Pneu. ‘My Athlet’ was recorded at Pine Cone Studio from June 28th 2010, 14h33 till...

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  • news24

    ‘Soirée Noise Mag & Mowno’ le 13/09 à Mains d’Oeuvres

    !!Achetez votre place !!

  • FRVsens 27 : ‘la colonie de vacances’ double 7″ with papier tigre, pneu, marvin, electric electric

    This gatefold double 7″ is produced for the ‘Colonie de Vacances’ original friendly first tour with Papier Tigre, Electric Electric, Marvin and Pneu. ‘My Athlet’ was recorded at Pine Cone Studio from June 28th 2010, 14h33 till June 29th, 3h58 / mastered by Miguel Constantino...

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  • PTBRASILA

    Papier Tigre : Brazil Tour, 08/2008 !

Videos

Events

  • 24.04.2013 • Dijon • L’Abbey Road
    26.04.2013 • Beauregard • Le Presbyt’hair
    27.04.2013 • Pau • Festival ‘À temps rêver du roi’
    28.04.2013 • San Sebastian (Espagne) • Mogambo w/ Betunizer
    29.04.2013 • Madrid (Espagne) • Faena w/ Betunizer
    30.04.2013 • Zaragoza (Espagne) • Arrebato w/ Betunizer
    01.05.2013 • Valencia (Espagne) • Residencia w/ Betunizer
    02.05.2013 • Barcelona (Epsagne) • TBC w/ Betunizer
    03.05.2013 • Montpellier • Le Black Sheep
    04.05.2013 • Gigors • Le CBGC’s (Africantape Night) w/ Betunizer
    12.05.2013 • Clermont Ferrand • Le Raymond’s Bar
    16.05.2013 • Nantes • Le Stakhanov w/ Three Second Kiss, Micah Gaugh, Ventura
    01.06.2013 • Amiens • La Lune des Pirates w/ Thuston Moore / Andy Moor, Ane James Chaton
    05.06.2013 • Paris • Petit Bain w/ Civil Civic
    06.06.2013 • Villeneuve d’Ascq • La Ferme d’en haut
    07.06.2013 • Bruxelles (BE) • Madame Moustache