Born in 2018, Paper Tigers is a high-powered, enthusiastic and engaging rock band from Northern Ireland. Bringing together dynamic guitars with pounding drums and overwhelming vocals, Michael Smyth, Hayley Norton and Stevey Henry came out swinging with full force. Nominated for the NI Music Prize Best Single, performing with Life and Hundredth and gaining attention on a national and international scale, Paper Tigers are building a reputation for passionate music among a growing following. The latest addition to their discography is ‘No Ghosts Walk’.
The follow-up to their well-received single ‘Flames’, ‘No Ghosts Walk’ is somewhat less frenzied but as fierce as ever. Touching on the issue of loss and the consequential frustration, confusion and yearning, ‘No Ghosts Walk’ is a lyrical representation of grief. If all the stages of grief were placed into three minutes of hard rock, this is what it would sound like.
While the lyrics are poignant, it is the combination of explosive instrumentation with robust vocals that enhance the raw honesty of ‘No Ghosts Walk’. Reminiscent of Lzzy Hale, Norton’s exquisite vocals exude pain, desperation and despair sucking you into a swirl of heartache and anguish. Norton may hold you in the cusp of her hands, but it is Smyth’s tearing vocals that truly embody the anger behind mourning.
Already grabbing the attention of industry professionals with reviews in notable blogs, such as A&R Factory and Chordblossom, Paper Tigers are emerging artists entering the scene with a forceful blow. Caressing their listeners with a warm, beguiling sound, Paper Tigers offer exquisite torment in their anthemic single ‘No Ghosts Walk’.