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Released: 11.05.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

As great as Tigercats’ wistful second record Mysteries was, I did occasionally miss the infectious dance-ability of their debut Isle of Dogs. Third album Pig City sees them recovering their groove and then some.

They’ve blended the scrappy, self-conscious charm of Isle of Dogs with the assured feel that characterised Mysteries, and the result is an album which is at once bold, fun and utterly infectious. Their confidence is reflected in the risks they’ve taken with the instrumentation, and in clumsier hands their use of the kalimba and the increased reliance on brass could have gone wrong. Here, though, it works beautifully, and the likes of Perfect Fried Chicken and Planet Thanet are brilliant examples of that. Why aren’t this band huge?

 

 

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