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PAPIER TIGRE (pronouce “Papyeah Teegrr”) are a 3 piece rock band from Nantes, France, comprising of Eric Pasquereau (guitar/vocals), Arthur de la Grandiere (guitar), and Pierre Antoine Parois (drums). Having played together in various projects over the years (the critically acclaimed Room 204, The patriotic sunday and Argument), they finally found the opportunity to form a band and pursue their own ideas in January 2006. The energy and dynamic amongst the three musicians was instant, and within the short space of a year enough material for a self-titled debut album was completed. The album was released in France & Europe in April 2007 through French indie label: Collectif Effervescence.

In the absence of a bass guitar, PAPIER TIGRE’s sound is built around pounding tribal drums that propel each song forward with ruthless efficiency. This urgency is underlined by the distinctive and insistent 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. This is art punk, but at it’s most primal.

PAPIER TIGRE understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy.


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  • Georg_Bonk

    Как же я их обожаю!

    21 Dec 2014 Reply

    Sud de la France SVP!!

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • AnnGubina

    Papier Tigre vs Minitel Rose

    7 Aug 2011 Reply
  • CG-SE

    dat french accent sounds awesome

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
  • SidxDD


    23 Apr 2010 Reply
  • funkyfran6

    En effet, merci la blogothèque!!! Beau concert à emporter et excellents albums.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Baby-Cakes

    Je suis en train de découvrir, je trouve ça excellent! Encore merci à la blogothèque. Leur concert à emporter: .

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mvallejomanjon

    trop cool!

    2 Apr 2010 Reply
  • dogpark

    Concrete Residential -minitel rose remix are awesome

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • KweLinow

    Vu hier soir à Limoges, belle prestation, plein d'énergie ! Je ne connaissais pas, très agréable surprise pour moi !

    13 Apr 2009 Reply
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  • guyleclair

    They ARE awesome! They are playing another london gig on the 3rd of December with Underground Railroad and American Gods... More details here:

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • benjaoming

    Man, I want the new album :|

    11 Oct 2008 Reply
  • BrynBallard

    I saw them on a gig listing, a Silver Rocket night at the Buffalo Bar in Highbury. I had band practise that night though so I couldn't go but I remember liking the tunes on myspace. A week later I still had their music in my head so I downloaded the album from itunes and I'm really enjoying it. I know it isn't cool but I can't help but think that they'd be better with a bassist though...

    30 Mar 2008 Reply
  • cakeman12

    Their set in Lincoln last night was pretty awesome :)

    11 Feb 2008 Reply
  • dostav

    Saw these guys in Wuhan. I thought they were awesome! :D

    6 Jan 2008 Reply

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