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Because of the fantastic union initiated strike that took out all the London Underground community the evening of Teiger’s single launch in Shoreditch, it fell to ingenious methods of transportation to get from work close to St Paul’s Cathedral to the venue in time to catch the three band invoice earlier than heading again to Victoria Station to get the prepare residence. Huge shout out due to this fact to the marvellous invention that’s Lime Bicycles. I’ve by no means cycled in London, it’s by no means felt secure. I’m not even eager on the busses, primarily as a result of the underground is and at all times has been THE strategy to get round. Nonetheless, beggars can’t be choosers and one app obtain later, I’m peddling away with my digicam bag on my again throughout city straight by way of the Outdated Road roundabout (eyes closed for security causes) earlier than arriving at Strongroom, our venue for the night.
We’re right here to see Teiger, a 3-piece from London who weave fascinating sonic tapestries with their mixture of quiet steel and brilliant acoustic rock. Their songs flip from melancholic to uplifting, fragile and livid however by no means boring. They play, it must be stated, music in a mode that, at the moment, nobody else does. Teiger creates a wealthy and melancholic ambiance that’s each fragile and infrequently livid.
Earlier than the band come on to the stage to advertise new single Hydra, which you’ll be able to watch beneath, we get help from Gareth Freiheit and openers, Lilies in my mind.
Lilies in my Mind
Alt Indie act Lilies in my Mind bought the ball rolling with a heat, wealthy set that drew closely from their debut album ’21 = 2a +7′. With a title like that, one could be forgiven in considering we had been going to get 20 minutes of pure math rock the place technical musicianship borders on the sting of archetypal progressive rock. As a substitute the band delivered a combination of upbeat and melancholy tunes with a neat fashionable twist. For the musos on the market, when you take a look at lead guitarist Alex (I imagine) and simply what he can do with a six string. It bodes extraordinarily effectively for the band’s upcoming 2nd launch.
That is more likely to be the band’s final present for some time while they head again into the studio to document the observe as much as ’21 = 2a +7′ so preserve a watch out for more information right here:
When Gareth Freiheit I genuinely thought we’d come to see the cofficionado from the Kenco espresso commercials. Fortunately, while I’ve nothing once more the particular person everybody else calls Mike, I used to be right here for a bit of little bit of rock music and the multi-instrumentalist who additionally doubles up a a producer shortly dispelled any and all fears that we’d one way or the other segued into filming a brand new industrial.
Performing as a 3-piece, the outfit but once more put collectively a set that felt deep, contemplative and completely suited to warming us up for the primary attraction tonight, Teiger. His music presents and brings to the reside surroundings a way of suave sophistication, on a regular basis giving us sufficient grit and power to maintain the group within the Strongroom smiling and clapping all through. His lyrics really feel like he may mesmerise a room with the poetry embedded inside the songs however by the point he’s completed, the grins on the faces of the folks within the room counsel he’s completed his factor.
Time for a fast cuppa earlier than we transfer on to the headliners.
If selection is the spice of life then Teiger are the Schwartz of the upcoming London music scene. Like a fantastic malt whiskey, the band need to be savoured, loved slowly and clearly and while the music is performed with the power and depth that you simply count on from a rock gig, the subtleties of their music and the way in which lead vocalist Talie Rose Eigeland wrings each observe out of her guitar, conveying sounds that simply shouldn’t be popping out of it, means that the band can have an terrible lot to say when their debut album lastly drops.
Over the course of some 40 odd minutes, Talie alongside bass participant Phillip Eldridge-Smith make for the proper pairing. For a trio to hold the songs to the group these that may transfer and groove want to interact the group and Eigeland and Eldridge-Smith play off one another completely. Smiles, licks, riff and room filling bass work, all aided in fact by drummer Jon Steele’s precision work within the background.
The trio present the type of promise, the trace at being the subsequent massive factor, fairly just because nobody performs music the way in which they do. We’re not speaking tangents and extremes that The Fall and Mark E Smith might need dipped into over a number of a long time however music that shall be accessible by all, radio pleasant but nonetheless managing to be a completely distinctive expertise that individuals ought to and can latch on to.
I for one was glad to be at this occasion, as I’m going to imagine that tons of if not hundreds will in all probability declare to have been there as effectively. When you want proof you had been there then I’m comfortable to promote crowd pictures in a decade’s time!
Be careful for Teiger.
The Crawl / Sahara / Come and Discover Me / Sluggish Burning / Glory Field / Dawn / The Legislation of Diminishing Returns / Feeling Good / Hydra
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