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Tiger Choir’s Shani is a fun yet sobering party jam

Tiger Choir were once a magical Tasmanian trio, turned four piece and are now a five piece, who epitomise the sparkling indie/electric pop genre that is so prominent in today’s music collective. In their own words, they are a “Band of eclectic sample-pop with guitars and falsetto choruses and drum machines and tangled synthesizers”. Since forming in 2009, Tiger Choir have powered their way through a self-titled EP, their debut album Unicycles, and have just released their lead single Shani for their upcoming LP.

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Tiger Choir are enchanting and boasts a pure sense of fun. Shani is a hopeful sign of great things to come from this Hobartian troupe.

Their debut LP Unicycles is the music equivalent of one of those one hour energy shots you find at servos. Just like their debut self-titled EP, Unicycles is energetic, impulsive, and most of all a butt load of fun. Tiger Choir have certainly made the rounds, making a name for themselves in their home island of Tasmania, the mainland and beyond, hitting up big name festivals such as Falls and Panama, and sharing the stage with the likes of Regurgitator, The Drums and Derrhunter, just to name a few.

This wealth of experience is manifested in Shani as the track parades a strong sense of self with the familiar surging of guitars amalgamated with fetching synth hooks and psychedelic bass. Unlike Tiger Choir’s previous work, the new single has an air of professionalism that reminds you of a well oiled machine, but that doesn’t mean the party has ended. Vocal harmonies, tight rhythm, and an all round energetic vibe give the single a feel good melodic core. It could easily coerce you to your feet and have you dancing like an like an absolute fool while yelling with your friends “We’re getting so messed up” as the lyrics suggest.

Band members Elliot Taylor, Sam J. Nicholson, Phil McPhee, Angela Schilling and Ray Scottwalker, enlisted the services of Simon Lam (Ill’s, Klo) to mix and Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Oscar Key Sung, Hiatus Kaiyote) to master, after the band had shacked up in a valley above Hobart, doing what they do best; pumping out twinkling electro pop tunes.

Whether it be the wordly experience the band has accumulated since their last release, or the new perspective that both Lam and Eremin bring to the table, Tiger Chior’s new single has you aching to hear what’s to come.

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