Melbourne sextet The Tiger & Me weave a rare mixture of styles and sounds as three lead vocalists exchange and merge tunes from whispered ballad to fevered maelstrom, from charming pop to explosive, dirty rock.
Overseas, new album, Tim & Paul
Jane and I are off overseas soon – we're playing shows at New Music West festival in Vancouver, and North by North East in Toronto, as part of New Found Frequency's Australian Export Showcase. What a lot of words with capital letters. My shift-finger is tired now.
THEN.... We're holidaying in Europe (yeah awesome I know) for several months (no really I know awesome). Going to Eastern Europe so I'm hoping to build on my gypsy music fascination with some close encounters of the authentic gypsy music kind.
We'll be back Septemberish and will launch pretty much straight into our first album (yay). It seems like a logical progression. EP. Live recording. Overseas gigs. Album. That makes sense to me.
We have Paul Daniel on drums (you may have seen him drum for Brendan Welch) and Tim Keegan on upright bass (The Portraits, Jess McAvoy) for both the album and some gigs coming up. This is very exciting. I will paste in what I said about them in our mailout:
Paul Daniel plays the drums like a poet sitting in a remote Norwegian cabin with only his genius to keep him warm, carving small wooden toys for his children in between writing a masterpiece.
Tim Keegan plays upright bass as though he's talking sweetly to a classy lady from uptown 1940s New York and drinking whiskey at the same time, seemingly not quite paying full attention to what he's doing and yet you can't help wondering where the whiskey is.