Monday, 19 October 2015

Beach For Tiger - Coco (track review)

From the very first second the guitar tones on “Coco” drift wistfully into your ear, the comparison between Beach For Tiger and Mac Demarco is perhaps too easy to make.  That is of course, after you’re done comparing the synthesizer surge that opens the song to MGMT’s “Electric Feel”, Tame Impala’s “Let it Happen” and a plethora of other psychedelic pop songs.  However everything there is to love about all these bands is present on their debut single.  It’s catchy, syrupy guitar is as infectious, as is the upbeat melody.  The bass is sludgy and absorbing, the vocal harmonies lush and textured.

Even when the song gets slightly carried away with itself when the brass band appear on the scene, they show the maturity and insight to keep it in the background. 

Beach for Tiger might not be doing anything revolutionary, but they’re certainly reminding me of all the right bands, and doing them justice in every sense.  I recommend downloading this single to hear for yourself, especially if you’re a fan of any of the bands I’ve listed.

Charlie McCartney  

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