Website [Release date 24.06.19]
A sparse ethereal atmosphere pervades the opening of ‘Somewhere Else’, a new single from barely a year old outfit, Tiger and The Light Side. Hailing from France, Tiger Finkel has assembled a distinctly international band coming out of The London Music School. Lo-fi folk styling and lyrics yearning for an escape, driving “down to the desert sun” are elevated by Tiger’s harmonies with Austrian-native, Celia Kleindienst.
As the chorus hits, the song takes off in a different direction thanks to electric guitar from Dario Ferriera kicking in, conjuring up images of long roads, open top cars and windswept hair. The Portuguese born guitarist’s solos elevate the material and provide a real shape to the song, while Finkel’s vague lyrics allow the listener to project their own narrative.
While they may be a newly formed band, Tiger and The Light Side still know how to use a trusty musical trick, with a cute key change in the middle eight – allowing Fabio Gentilin’s driving bass to shine through in the mix.
With live dates over Europe booked across the summer, the band invites favourable comparisons to Elbow. Tiger and The Light Side seem eager to not be bound by a particular genre and use whatever musical toy takes their fancy; like ‘Somewhere Else’ they might start small but are likely to grow into bigger things. ***1/2
Review by Phillip Beamom
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