REVIEW // Tigertown – Lonely Cities

Tigertown

It’s a family affair over at Tigertown.

Chris on guitar, Alexi on keys and Elodie Collins on bass are siblings, while Charlie on vocals is married to Chris. Family bands…rubbing their cute togetherness in our faces. Dr. Fünke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family-Band Solution, anyone?

The warm and choral nature of “Lonely Cities” echoes this togetherness, but is interestingly contradicted in the lyrics, “We walk around, all we hear is / The sound of our lonely heartbeats / And when we dance, all we feel is / The beat of these lonely cities.” A comment on the increasing loneliness in huge metropolitan cities?

Regardless, it’s a lovely piece of indie pop, reminiscent of great American indie bands like Grouplove and Passion Pit. And Tigertown have made quite the name for themselves in the States, signing with Neon Gold and Atlantic Records. They’ll be touring with St. Lucia and hitting up SXSW after the release of the Lonely Cities EP, before touring nationally in Australia in April.


THE BREAKDOWN:

Hometown: Sydney, Australia. 
Latest EP: Lonely Cities, out 5 February 2016.
Sounds like: Jungle Giants, Grouplove, Jinja Safari.
Say what? When Tigertown first formed they were a 6 piece. Charlie’s sister played mandolin and her brother was on drums. Making the band consist of 2 sets of siblings and a husband and wife. Okay guys, you win the familiness. 

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