Tiger Shadow are alternative hip-hop pioneers from Leeds, blending intelligent and socially conscious rhymes with multi-layered compositions and urban grooves to create something you've never quite heard before. Beautiful string arrangements play alongside swirling synths and bone crunching riffs, underpinned by heavy-duty drum programming to quench a musical thirst you never knew you had.

Tiger Shadow was created after Jim & Komla entered their first collaborations into a Sandman magazine competition, which resulted in the band's first ever gigs being played at the Leeds & Reading Festivals on the BBC Introducing stage in 2008. They have also played the Big Chill Festival, Leeds Unity Day, a live set for BBC Raw Talent, and were in the final 12 out of 1600 acts for the Emerging Talent Competition to play Glastonbury last year.

The band has recently completed their second studio album 'The Adventures Of The Tiger Shadow' which has been mastered in New York by The Engine Room, and continues their collaboration with producer Matt Peel who has worked with Leeds luminaries such as The Kaiser Chiefs and The Pigeon Detectives. It's a departure from the styles of their previous recordings and sees a return to the roots of the band with Komla providing the drum beats, lyrics & vocals, while Jim provides the music, accompanied by special guests here and there.

The first album and 2 Eps are available in their entirety to listen to for free on the Audio page, or on iTunes if you prefer your own copy to do with as you please.

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