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Earth Tiger Earth Tiger creates songs that swirl together the electrifying textures of hip-hop, big pop, rock and electro dance music into a brand-new sound. Masterminded by artists Cruz Mathews an... more
Earth Tiger Earth Tiger creates songs that swirl together the electrifying textures of hip-hop, big pop, rock and electro dance music into a brand-new sound. Masterminded by artists Cruz Mathews and Tom Taylor, the group spins out clever lyrics, infectious hooks and energetic, inventive grooves that intertwine with bold bass and playful synth layers. Every Earth Tiger tune tells a story about the pair’s many adventures and innovates on the stylings of modern rock legends, lyrical pioneers and beat masters such as The Black Keys, Gorillaz, Mac Miller, The Pharcyde, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. Earth Tiger was dreamed up around a campfire on Christmas Eve in New Zealand, when friends Cruz Mathews, a songwriter fresh out of the Gold-selling New Zealand group Kidz In Space and Tom Taylor, decided to turn their shared passion for ‘90s and ‘00s hip hop into an musical collaboration. The two enlisted the help of friend & producer Alex Wildwood & began to engage in a series of week-long recording sessions at impromptu studios set up in exotic locales throughout the east coast of Australia. They eventually set up a home studio in a remote swamp house in the rain forest of Byron Bay, Queensland and put together their first EP, a collection of experimental tracks inspired by the sights, sounds and experiences they soaked up during their travels.