Isle of Dogs, the debut album from East London indiepop band Tigercats is re-issued on LP (heavyweight 180gvinyl + DL code).
CD is still instock now on Acuarela. With 11 fantastically catchy, heartfelt and infectious songs, the band are well in to their stride, demonstrating an enthusiastic confidence and a fun-loving charisma. Here's a bit of history:
Tigercats'singer Duncan played in Esiotrot until suddenly he didn't, and after a respectful interval of ambling around for 18 months he asked his brother Giles to join on bass in a new band. The name Tigercats appeared out of the air and was soon followed by Jonny on drums, Stefan on guitar and Laura on keyboard. Tigercats have released three singles on Haircut and WeePop! records that have been mostly compared to Orange Juice and Hefner, with the Wave Pictures and Violent Femmes close behind.
Steve Lamacq said their longest ever song, "Banned at the Troxy" was "a great little single" and Huw Stephens said "it reminds me of Los Campesinos that, and that's a very very very good thing". This is of course excellent, and perhaps someone will pick up on their love of Chic eventually. Tigercats have toured across Europe, playing at Primavera and appearing on Spanish TV, while back in the UK they've appeared at both Indietracks and End of the Road festivals.
They've also toured in the USA and Canada, their last trip culminating in a headline appearance at NYC Popfest. Their follow up album, Mysteries, has been released by Fortuna Pop in February 2015, and the band head out on tour in April.
"Excellent, alive, and bright.' Artrocker
'Tigercats are that rarest of bands, an indie-pop act you can actually dance to - ¦' Neon Filler
' - ¦it reminds me of Los Campesinos that, and thatÊ¼s a very very very good thing.' Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
'What Tigercats has come up with is a manifesto for what it means to be alive, to be in London and to be living life - ¦ if I was 16 right now IÊ¼d think this album was sent to save my life.' A Layer of Chips
'TIGERCATS write songs about Stevie Nicks and Whitechapel, all delivered atop a cloud of shimmering dream rock. Drums twist and guitars bloom like fireworks, whilst a plaintive vocal sounding eerily like Pete Shelley underpins their sound.' Upset the Rhythm
1. Coffin For The Isle Of Dogs
2. Konny Huck
3. Full Moon Reggae Party
4. The Vapours
5. Stevie Nicks
6. Harper Lee
7. Limehouse Nights
8. Kim & Thurston
9. Easter Island
10. Banned At The Troxy