Monday 7 January 2013

Record Review - The Tiger & Me

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald, January 4.

The Tiger & Me
The Drifter's Dawn

A group with three vocalists is always going to provide a healthy mixture of style and substance within a single record, and the second from Melbourne sextet The Tiger & Me, is no exception.  Bordering on baroque, The Drifter’s Dawn is a mish mash of tales tall and true, the constantly changing voices each bringing their own particular twist to the picture as a whole.

Despite its obvious rootsy bent, this is pop music at its heart.  Driven by the trio of voices, which partner effortlessly with the underlying music, the record sometimes thunders, it sometimes whispers, the plethora of melody, the hooks, bringing you back for more, sticking in your brain as good pop should.  Covering most bases, this is a solid follow-up to the band’s critically lauded debut.

Samuel J. Fell

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