Tigertailz - 2013 - Knives EP
- Shoe Collector
- One Life
- Bite The Hand
- Spit It Out
- Punched In The Gutz
This was a real treat for me to review the new deal from Tigertailz, being a fan since their debut in the 80´s. But at the same time I had the time to think, as I pushed play, what if it ain´t any good ? Can I do a bad review on them ?
It´s been a rather long time since their latest album ” Thrill Pistol ”. And a turbulent time as well.
I will only mention two thing that I think has affected the sound, or could affect it.
First thing is the tragic loss of founder member Pepsi Tate. He was very much the creative force in the band. So I guess it was hard for the band to find the strength to write new material without him.
Second is the departure of lead singer Kim Hooker. It´s always hard to replace a singer.
But after the first listening I didn´t have to worry about writing a bad review.
The concern about a new singer was very much unwarranted. Jules Millis voice really suites the Tigertailz sound. And presumably be course he goes in and does his own thing without trying to fit in.
So back to the music. For those who, like me, loved “ Bezerk 2.0 “ and “ Thrill Pistol “ I can assure you that the new songs sounds like a mixture of both albums. All very high quality songs. And with “ Shoe Collector “ as the obvious single choice. I really think that any of them could been picked as a single.
“ Shoe Collector “ is kind of a mixture of all Glam Metal anthems of the 80´s blended in to one song, with a straight down copy of a verse from “ Back in Black “.
“ One Life “ is a tranquil song with lyrics that reflects over the world of today.
“ Bite the hand “ and “ Spit it out “ is more like the uptempo songs that we been used to from the latest two releases from Tigertailz.
“ Punched in the gutz “ is heavier and harder in the style of “ Dirty needles “ .
After listening to this EP you are left with a hunger for more. I really would had wanted a full album with quality songs like these five tracks.
Lets just hope that it won´t take too long before there will be a full album ready.
And as the band sings in “ Spit it out “, “ If you got something to say, Spit It Out ! “
Well I will do so
Tigertailz are back !!!!
Last Updated (Friday, 13 December 2013 23:19)