Limited edition of 500 on White Rabbit coloured vinyl.
The fabulous 'Sleeping in the Backseat' is the first single to be taken from Tigercats'second album Mysteries, released in February on Fortuna POP! Taking lead vocals is keyboardist Laura Kovic, but it was written by frontman Duncan Barrett who said, 'I've always wanted to write a good driving song, but I don't have a licence so this is probably the closest I'll get.'
The track encapsulates the album's sonically expansive sound, blending the very best of indiepop with complex song structures, lush production and beautiful arrangements. It was premiered by Gold Flake Paint who wrote that "Sleeping In The Backseat' 'is as invigorating and poignant as we might have hoped for."
Tigercats combine the talents of songwriter, singer and guitarist Duncan Barrett with his brother Giles on bass, Laura Kovic on keyboards and vocals, and Jonny Evans on drums, as well as recent recruit Paul Rains from Allo Darlin'on guitar. And on Mysteries they're joined by living legend Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk / Tindersticks), who contributes saxophone and trumpet on several tracks.
A sophisticated pop record, effervescent and spirited, with care and love poured into every song, Mysteries is the sound of a band of outstanding musicians fulfilling their potential and using their talents in the studio to realise their musical vision, retaining their infectious hooks, their heart and their sheer danceability, and coupling it with a bright new contemporary sound. Superbly crafted and full of personality, Tigercats'second album suggests that they won't remain a mystery much longer.
"Purveyors of a kind of melancholic yet celebratory pop music that deserves to reach a wider audience" (Independent On Sunday, 4 stars)
1. Sleeping In The Back Seat
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