• papier tigre The Screw (LP, £14.25)

    label: Function

    Hailing from Nantes, France PAPIER TIGRE have built a name for themselves with three albums Papier Tigre (2007), The Beginning And End Of Now (2008), Recreation (2012) and over 500 shows in more than 25 countries over 3 continents, with the three-piece appearing at ATP among other festivals around the globe. Their music is firmly entrenched in the tradition of inventive, challenging punk but combines elements of experimental music with pop compositions (think Minutemen, This Heat). The band understands that a song being intelligent and complex need not exclude it from having a raw, danceable energy. They are constantly pushing the limits of their unusual line-up (drums, 2 guitars, percussion, vocals).On their new album The Screw (2016), PAPIER TIGRE have matured into a devastatingly efficient unit, with instruments, ideas and personalities bouncing off each other in an audible culture of creativity. The 9 songs are an impressive account of the bandís ability to balance different atmospheres, underlined by original rhythmic patterns, minimalist melodic lines and distinctive vocal hooks, the whole blossoming as their most significant work yet. If you have heard them before, the band you will come back to is now a cacophonous tour de force: wilder, avidly literate, fiercely melodic, yet eagerly restrained. If you havenít heard them, here's your chance. Tracklisting : 1/ The Other Me 2/ Mood Trials 3/ Heebies Jeebies 4/ In The Right Place 5/ Pajamas 6/ A Matter of Minutes 7/ And There Were Some Lonely Hands 8/ Naming Names 9/ Each and Every

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