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UK new-wave pop outfit My Tiger My Timing have acheived a lot in their few short years; playing at festivals and nightclubs across the UK and Europe including the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, picking up airplay on the BBC and Xfm, and fans in the press from NME to Clash. 2012 also saw the release of their debut album Celeste in 2012, which you can now stream in full via the Groovebug iPad app. Fans of Vampire Weekend, Talking Heads and Blur should all check out the album.
Q: Introduce your sound in five words…
A: Guitar. Rhythm. Melody. Heart. Soul.
Q: What can fans expect from you in 2013?
A: We had an amazing 2012 with the release of our debut album Celeste and a load of touring so now we’re back in the studio writing and recording a new album. It’s really exciting to be writing new stuff again and we can’t wait for people to hear it later in the year.
Q: Which places or people inspired the songs on the album?
A: I guess it’s inspired by London because that’s where I grew up and where the band was born. But we’ve travelled around so much and met so many incredible people along the way, so it’s really inspired by all of them.
Q: What is the most fun you’ve ever had writing a song? Either actually writing it or the situation that inspired it?
A: Most of the songs have a bit of a melancholy heart, so sometimes the writing process can be a bit painful, but it’s always fun once that bit’s over when we get into a room as a band and inject some passion and energy. I think Endless Summer was a bit of a moment when it all came together, it’s like you become more than the sum of your parts when that happens, as a band.
Q: What advice could you give a new musician wanting to pursue a music career?
A: Write! I know how impatient you can feel wanting to get out there and get heard, but you’ll be in such a better position in every way if you’re sitting on an album’s worth of material. Don’t get distracted by trends and other people’s successes - your wave is coming, be patient and work hard in the meantime!
Q: What impact has touring had on your career?
A: It’s made it much more fun and much more exhausting. But really it has made us exist for real - it’s so easy to overestimate (or underestimate) your real world following online, but when you’re out there on the road you see the true size of it… and often you can be pleasantly surprised. There’s nothing better than rocking up in some small town in Germany and everyone somehow magically knowing all the words.
Q: Which do you enjoy most - performing live or recording in the studio?
A: Both - for us they are two sides of the same coin. Being on the road is great because the emphasis is on fun and energy, but it’s also a lot of work. Studio is intense and sometimes you hit a dead-end, but the results I guess can be more long-lasting and rewarding.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: Don’t go for a curry before the show (unofficial band motto).
Q: Which historical musical moment do you wish you were present for?
A: Nirvana… their whole career.