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In the Post #33: Tigers That Talked

By on Tuesday, 27th October 2009 at 12:00 pm

Being named a ‘New Favourite Band’ by Steve Lamacq is a big deal. And the distinction was just bestowed (on Lamacq’s 6music programme on 21 October) on Leeds-based Tigers That Talked. If you were wondering, the band’s name is a literary reference to the villains of In Watermelon Sugar, an obscure book from the late 1960s by American author Richard Brautigan.

TTT’s singer/guitarist Jamie Williams says their latest single, ‘Artificial Clouds’, was written about a personal experience in losing a connection with someone after a death of a loved one. And you can hear this in Williams’s yearning voice, combined with the emotional violin playing of Glenna Larsen and the rhythm section of bassist Owain Kelly and drummer Chris Verney. Atmospheric, compelling stuff.

And if you like artsy videos, I think you’re going to like the promo vid for this song as well.


Tigers That Talked’s single for ‘Artificial Clouds’ was released on 19 October in the UK by Bad Sneaker Records.


In the Post #11: Tigers that Talked

By on Friday, 15th May 2009 at 12:00 pm

The latest hot export of Leeds, the intriguingly named Tigers that Talked are about to release their Black Heart, Blue Eyes EP. Having had their debut single featured on the likes of Steve Lamacq, Colin Murray and Zane Lowe, things are looking good for them.

Mixing the likes of Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros and The Cure together, they come out with a sound that is distinctly English yet still unique and fun. Slightly ramshackle, slightly chaotic, they manage to put four tracks into the 15 minute EP and a lot of quality.

Lead vocalist James’ voice is decidedly fragile – it always sounds like he’s about to crack with emotion, whilst Glenna’s violins place an element of classicalness to it, making them feel like a band that have been around since-goodness-knows-when. Together with Owain and Chris, the music is vibrant, multi layered and so textured, it’s like a calorie full triple chocolate desert.

If they can keep this up for the full length of an album, surely they’ll have bloggers the world over getting pant-wettingly excited.

Have a listen to the first track off of the EP below.

MP3: Tigers that Talked – Black Heart, Blue Eyes

Tigers that Talked new EP, the Black Heart, Blue Eyes EP is out on June 1st.


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