FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2016
THE TAMBOURINE GIRLS
THE TAMBOURINE GIRLS (LP)
1. Southern Change
2. The Tambourine Girl
3. The Clamour
5. Song For Gerard
6. Watching The World
7. Ignaz Semmelweis
8. Towns Van Zandt
9. Much Older Now
12. Johnny Be Or Don’t. Whatever
13. Lay Down
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Following the success of singles ‘Police’, ‘The Tambourine Girl’ and ‘Cupo’, rural NSW-via-Sydney band The Tambourine Girls today release their debut self-titled full length to the world.
The Tambourine Girls’ debut LP puts to bed the notion that if one is a jack of all trades, they’re a master of none. Frontman Simon Relf deftly traverses the musical spectrum, paying his dues to float-along folk-rock, Americana, riotous come-hither blues, 60s Brit-pop, that disaffected brand of alt-country that’s enjoying such a buzzed-about resurgence of late and many more.
Flitting between influences but never resting for too long, The Tambourine Girls (LP) expertly extracts the sweetest elements of each, blending them in a triumphant metamorphosis to create something entirely new.
The frenetic energy captured on this triumphant debut isn’t manufactured, either – according to Relf, it’s real: “…The Tambourine Girls [album] wasn’t very rehearsed at all because I wanted to catch the feeling of the band discovering the music. There’s one track on the album which was done in only one take, and it was actually the first time we’d ever played it as a band… It’s exciting to be able to do that, and it’s great that we have an unwritten understanding as a band to deliver under that kind of self-imposed creative pressure.”
THE TAMBOURINE GIRLS
Borne out of a collective impressive musical heritage, The Tambourine Girls began as Relf’s solo project. Their 2014 debut EP The End Of Time saw the band find their place on the international stage, with praise rolling in from Europe, the US, and more – ultimately resulting in a run of national tours supporting The Preatures, Dustin Tebbutt, Holy Holy and Megan Washington. ‘Police’, the first single released from The Tambourine Girls (LP), was met with a fan and critical reaction nothing short of uproarious – at time of sending, it has been played over 380k times on Spotify (and rapidly counting).
With a critical resume as extensive as theirs, coupled with a reputation for high-energy, unforgettable live shows, The Tambourine Girls are poised for what’s to come. The release of The Tambourine Girls is sure to cement themselves as one of the most innovative bands in the Australian music canon once and for all.
PRAISE FOR THE TAMBOURINE GIRLS
“…a psych-drenched blend of fuzzy Britpop and folk, guitars shrieking and folding into each other atop a stomping bassline.” – Tone Deaf
“We’ve been excited about the debut album from Sydney outfit The Tambourine Girls for some time now” – The Music
“A throwback to the 70’s, this hazy tune is a relaxed and blissful trip, with a woozy chorus and jangly guitar chords whilst the vocals echo out.” – Howl & Echoes
“…an eclectic cacophony that incorporates shoegaze, psych-rock, and plenty of reverberating vocals.” – AAA Backstage