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CD TIGERTAILZ KNIVES EP REVIEW

TIGERTAILZ

KNIVES EP

2013

 

 

TAILZ HAS LOST NONE OF THEIR EDGE

 

 

Always the underdogs; when the world looked towards LA in the late eighties Tigertailz languished in Cardiff, and with the music industry the way it was back then despite their obvious talents they seemed always destined to be a footnote in that era’s Glam Rock resurgence. The truth of course was sadly that they were every bit as talented as their more celebrated Hollywood hairspray cousins. That’s life.

 


In a career that has seen lineup changes and tragedy the fact that Tigertailz is still out there is a testament to their tenacity. The fact that they are still making music of this quality is reason enough to consider breaking out the aquanet, nail polish and stack heels.

 


With a lineup including only Jay Pepper from the original incarnation, Tigertailz 2013 is made up of bassist Rob Wylde (of Teenage Casket Company), drummer Matthew Backout and Australia’s own Jules Mills. It’s a mix of youth and experience that sound like a winning combination.

 


Lead single ‘Shoe Collector’ leads the charge with a gang vocal gang bang that is both infectious and somewhat anachronistic in the best possible way. And while ‘One Life’ is a decent enough ballad it’s positioning is somewhat suspect. ‘Bite the Hand; is more like it – almost vintage Poison in essence, it kicks ass with its chanted spat out lead vocal.

 


Sadly ‘Spit It out’ is far too obvious for a five track EP; but it’s more than made up for by closer ‘Punched in the Gutz’ which takes a heavier riff and great groove to drive home a song that has a more Metal character than the rest of the EP. All in all if this is what Tigertailz 2013 is capable of with the first throw of the dice then there’s still a compelling reason to keep an eye on Pepper and co. I for one couldn’t be happier.

 

 

Mark Diggins

 

CD TIGERTAILZ KNIVES EP REVIEW 2013