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Paper Tigers are an indie-alt rock band from Allston, MA.
Known for an intense live show that’s been on hometown display everywhere from intimate dive bars to big-ticket music festivals (Boston Calling, In Between Days), Paper Tigers’ punchy, melodic alternative rock has been described as ʻpowerful and anthemic’, a forceful blend of soaring vocals, dynamic guitars, and energetic drums.
The band formed in 2019 through a Craigslist ad that unified the quartet whose members shared a common musical interest. Paper Tigers earned a reputation as one of the city’s best new bands, both on stage and on record, fueled by a spirited tenacity and confident swagger seldom seen from new acts.
In October 2021, the band released their third EP “A Schism Cataclysm” which saw fiery lead singles “Ursa Minor” and “Goldmine” earn radio play and blog attention around the world, and ultimately landed them a spot at the 2022 Boston Calling Music Festival alongside Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, and Weezer.
Ahead of that festival appearance, Paper Tigers unleashed their fourth EP “I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me This Sooner”, a blistering and comprehensive record fueled by the explosive single “A Portrait of a Scene.” Declared one of “the city’s must-watch” bands by Boston.com and “one of the most thrilling alt-rock outfits to set up shop in Boston” by Sound of Boston, the band earned nominations as “Artist of the Year” for the New England Music Awards and “Rock Artist of the Year” for the Boston Music Awards.
But they were just getting started. Releasing three fiery singles in Summer 2023, Paper Tigers performed live at the buzz-worthy In Between Days music festival in August, alongside Modest Mouse and Lord Huron, earning praise and acclaim from both assembled fans and attending media.
In September 2023, Paper Tigers make their grandest – and loudest – musical statement (so far) in debut album “Charmer,” an adrenalized record that should serve to only elevate one of Boston’s most talked-about bands to even greater heights.