Tunng, Little Birdy, tegan and sara
Perrin Date - vocals / guitar, Jill Chrisp - vocals / guitar, Mat Marsh - drums, Stacy Gougoulis - bass, Kate Wilson - keys
Kaki King, washington, Belle and Sebastian
Unearthed artists we like
The Morning Night , Hayley Beth , Minute 36 , The Brow , WASHINGTON , Felicity Groom , Fat Jackal , Rosie Catalano , The Atlas Mountains , Moustache , Institut Polaire , Will Stoker and The Embers , The Smaller The Brighter , good little fox
The music of Goodnight Tiger spills into dark folk and flows into toe-tapping pop, with a dedication to melody and harmony ensuring a consistency in their sound. Comprised of Jill Chrisp and Perrin Date as the front women, Stacy Gougoulis on bass and Mat Marsh on drums, this WAMI-nominated Perth based band has received first place in Ampfest 2010 (a competition won by Tame Impala only a few years prior), and performed at Southbound Festival 2011, sharing a stage with the likes of The National and Interpol. The Tigers have also supported Belle and Sebastian, Kaki King, Whitley and Katie Noonan. Goodnight Tiger's debut single ''Jump Down' is currently available to buy on itunes and CD Baby. Their first EP 'Not Getting Married' due for release on August 13, and features 2006 Rolling Stone 'New Guitar Gods' list Kaki King as a guest musician on lap steel. Keep your ears pricked.
Perth 5-piece Goodnight Tiger are winners of our Laneway Fest competition. Get a dose of their blissful pop tunes at the Perth Cultural Centre this Saturday Feb 11.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I think a large part of our sound is our harmonies. We both have a love of harmonies and we've been told our voices sound nice together so when we can we try to utilise this. We need to, to make up for our lack of guitar shredding skills! Our songs are generally pretty poppy though we can and have been branching out to a more melodic experimental side, just out of a need to try new things and explore our influences more.
You’re the Perth winners of our LANEWAY competition. What can LANEWAY revelers expect from the Goodnight Tiger live show?
Laneway revelers can expect some awkward attempt at witty banter in between our songs, which will vary from straight up danceable pop to darker folk side of things. We will have bass, drums and keys with us and will play some songs eager Unearthed listeners will have heard before, and some songs we have recently written or revamped. Expect not to get bored because we change things up quite a bit.
What are you most looking forward to about the Perth LANEWAY on Feb 11th? Who are you psyched to see?
I am particularly excited to see Feist, SBTRKT and Chairlift, but I'm sure as a result of wandering around during the day we will see a whole bunch of artists we weren't particularly familiar with and make discoveries of new favourite bands that way. I think that Laneway is a particularly great festival for showcasing new, different bands from a variety of different backgrounds and genres to make for a really diverse day.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
I think Nike give solid advice; just do it. Stop thinking about it so much and just get on with it.
What’s coming up for you in 2012?
Half of the band will shortly be relocating to Melbourne where we will continue to play around town and see how it goes. We are keen to get some good supports happening and record a second EP. I anticipate the change of scenery will shake us up a bit and we will being experimenting and branching out more, so please keep an eye out for us Victoria!
Australian music is…?
...incredibly original and honest. I think it's also super supportive...thanks to local and national radio stations like RTR fm for us Perth kids, Unearthed and Triple J, as well as thanks to the other bands around. We have been gigging for about 3 years now and have encountered very little hostility from other musicians. Generally people seem to be laid back and encouraging and I think that relaxed, focused attitude is what's helping to propel Australian music to this new level of boundary pushing we are seeing.View Profile Hide Interview
29 Nov 2011
It's a broo...
It's a brood-ier track but by no means difficult to listen to. It's dressed up in lush instrumentation that keeps me coming back and admiring what Goodnight Tiger have going on.