Minus the Tiger - Animals
The self titled debute album by Minus The Tiger, released by V2 Records Benelux.
minusthetiger.com - v2benelux.com - facebook/minusthetiger
Naming the band after your dead cat, recruiting band members amongst your family, working on a ‘sound’ for ages, add rehearsals restricted to Sundays only to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster. Rock ‘n roll ain’t no Hollywood movie darn it! But before you label Minus The Tiger as possible successors to the likes of the dreaded Kelly Family, please take note: although Minus The Tiger may excel at art of bright ‘n shiny family values, the melancholic, moody atmospheric songs sure aren’t aiming for the soundtrack of the next Kathrine Heigl flick. MTT is rather a reflection on the passage of time. Or a longing. For more. But also for stillness.
MTT is, first and foremost, Anne Broekman, voice and songwriter of the band. During the endless Sunday morning pajama sessions she and her husband, Maarten Besseling - known for his In A Cabin With project - found a new sound for the songs she has been performing solo on her acoustic guitar. The resulting DIY sound fabricated in holy matrimony is layered, hot, sounds international and at times ethereal. Finding itself somewhere between The Knife and TV On The Radio, Lykke Li and Kate Bush. With the addition of Jesse Broekman (Anne’s sibling), Arthur Adam and Jos Terlingen, MTT makes for a tantalizing live performance. A sound both carefree and melancholic that seduces to dance.
The band has acquired a prestigious publishing deal in Canada and is adding more and more live shows to their resume. Their debut album is due in spring 2012. Visit their Facebook for a sneak peak and spread the word, you are sure to score points with the most prophetic of music fanatics.
Beautiful Song. I left the description as it was added to the soundcloud file.