EarlyGame Artist of the Day: Paper Tigers

Today, we want to introduce you to the Paper Tigers!

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Here come the Paper Tigers! | © ycontrolphoto

Paper Tigers are a Belfast based power alt-rock band, formed by Michael Smyth in October 2018. Already earning a reputation as an incendiary, Paper Tigers are an alt-rock powerhouse; pounding drums, driving rhythms and more hooks than a slaughterhouse.

Count it off!

1. What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Okay so a bit of a weird one for this, but the World of Warcraft soundtrack has been burned into my head since I was like 13! And after many extended breaks, you really do grow to appreciate just how well composed the entire soundtrack is! Whether you're running around the barons at 2 am taunting the horde, or in MC chasing some giant doggos!

2. Who's your favorite video game music composer?

Koji Kondo easily! The man is a genius! You show me one person who doesn’t know the Super Mario theme! Not to mention his work on Zelda!

3. What’s your favorite video game?

The game I've come back too time and time again has been World of Warcraft, but equally, I’m a huge FPS girl, so like Counter Strike and CoD will always have a special place in my heart! It's that inner competitor from 5v5 and the thrill of grabbing that clutch! Gets ya going!

4. Did any game ever inspire you to do music?

League of Legends! I’ve been to the Riot HQ in Dublin back when a friend worked there, and you see, every time you load it up and Imagine Dragons – Warriors plays you just get ABSOLUTELY PUMPED! Shame I’m only a mediocre ADC.

5. What video game are you currently playing?

Currently bouncing between the new BF2042 and the Pokémon remake! I’m not sure what’s more fun, driving a hovercraft up a building or trying to catch EVERY SINGLE GOSH DARN POKÉMON!

6. Would you ever like to write music for video games?

Much my like my earlier answer about League of Legends, I'd love to have one of our songs feature on something like that! Open up for the world championships with a killer live show just like Crystal Method, Zedd and Against The Current have done before. Doesn’t even have to be League, could be the CSGO championships, or blizzcon.

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Listen to their latest single:

Watch their music video for “Graceless”: