Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

The Beta Band, Toro Y Moi, Gerling


band members

Elliot Taylor, Sam Nicholson, Phil McPhee, Raymond ScottWalker, Angela Schilling


Influences

Caribou, Modest Mouse, Mount Kimbie


Website

www.tigerchoir.com

Bio

Hobart's Tiger Choir make eclectic pop music. While it is music made from the cultural periphery, the reality is that they have the internet and passports, and being a Tasmanian band shouldn't matter anymore. They've travelled the world enough to be wide-eyed to its possibilities, and their upcoming album is a record that captures the swagger, fear and confidence of realizing how infinite those options are.

Since coming together in 2009, Tiger Choir have released both a self-titled EP as well as a debut LP, Unicycles (both out on GaGa digi). They have toured Australia and New Zealand and played with the likes of Deerhunter, The Drums, Holy Fuck! and Regurgitator, as well as gracing stages of the Falls Festival, Camp a Low Hum (NZ), and Tasmania's best new boutique festival, Panama Festival.

Whilst the EP and Unicycles drew upon a sample-based sound with prickly guitars and shouty choruses, the intervening years have lead to a leaner and darker follow up album. Two years spent living overseas, travelling, dealing with death and major breakups and a changing band line-up all seep into the record. Instead of heading to a studio the band holed up in a valley above Hobart before heading to Melbourne to enlist the ears of Simon Lam (I'lls, Klo) to mix and Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Haitus Kaiyote) to master.

The day songs were sent for mastering, the roof above where recording had taken place flew off in a freak storm and landed in the garden.

Lead single 'Shani' demonstrates the band's newfound sonic clarity and sense of itself with cascading guitars, synths that curl around each other and vocals drenched with party regret. From here it is like the band have woken up after the night before and are stepping out into the sunlight, and where to now is anyone's guess.

Review

Review by Nick Findlay Nick Findlay

24 Mar 2015

Triple J
40

I'm really digging what Tiger Choir are doing with this track, big sounds and damn catchy

I'm really digging what Tiger Choir are doing with this track, big sounds and damn catchy

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

20 Mar 2015

Triple J
45

Don't be surprised if you see rainbows shooting from the speakers when you listen to this song.

Don't be surprised if you see rainbows shooting from the speakers when you listen to this song.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

17 Mar 2015

Triple J
45

it so token to say but it is getting better with every listen. love the bright, joyous and endearing nature. once it kicks in at 30 seconds everything is goooooood.

it so token to say but it is getting better with every listen. love the bright, joyous and endearing nature. once it kicks in at 30 seconds everything is goooooood.