Snakes & Ladders Records
3.5 / 5
‘Let Me Go’, the fourth single from the debut album Celeste is a Post-Punk-Pop whirr with Dancehall beats, saturated drums, and a thick fog of guitars and organs. There’s a great sense of energy behind a self-produced, self-released record (Snakes & Ladders is their own label), which can’t be easy to put across in the music. However I think that Anna Vincent’s brilliant vocals benefit from the effortless, careless delivery - think New Wave Blondie.
My Tiger My Timing have had big support from BBC6 Music and if you’re a Londoner you’re in luck, they’re playing Shaklewell Arms 18th Oct and The Lexington 3rd Nov, I can imagine that their live shows pack a punch. They’ve been compared to New Order, but I like to think of them more as a Depeche Mode, if the lead singer was Björk. I also feel the need to stress just how cool this track (and the band’s sound in general) actually is. In the purest sense of the word, they are just cool.
This track’s popping bass line is just crying out for a remix and I can envisage these sounds filling shuffle-footed dance floors in the very near future.
3.5 / 5
Single and video
The first thing you’ll notice about this single is the strings, add Country influenced guitar parts and then softly and subtly Charley’s vocals come in. Unusually the track is mixed as though each instrument (vocals included) has been given an equal platform, and none is more important than the next. Imagine indie-folk Rilo Kiley meets Alex Turner’s soundtrack to Submarine.
The vocals are casual as though you’re listening to a story, and you are – the track is coupled with a touching music video that juxtaposes Charley’s family home-movies of his infancy and childhood with recently shot footage in the same locations. There is a real sense of heart in this track and it’s difficult not to be sucked in.
The quite complex soundscapes are no doubt due to the involvement of Davide Rossi (Goldfrapp and string arrangements for Coldplay) giving this hints of Great Escape era Blur.
Produced by Verve guitarist Nick McCabe the upcoming album features an impressive name-droppable gang including; Si Jones and Nick McCabe (The Verve), Fyfe Dangerfield (The Guillemots) and Jonny Scaffidi (Saint Saviour).
This is a beautifully put together track that you could easily leave on repeat, but I still feel like there’s something lacking, some kind of bite.