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Tigertailz: Knives (EP)
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Tigertailz: Knives (EP)

Melodic Hard Rock

They may be better than 25 years removed the Eighties scene, but you can't take the glam out of Tigertailz, one of the UK's best and most promising glam/sleaze bands. The band resurfaced back in 2005, cut a few albums, including the previously unreleased Wazbones, but then, in 2007, lost a friend in bassist Justin Smith aka Pepsi Tate. Now we have another return with the EP Knives.

Tigertailz Knives EP Band Photo

Tigertailz: on the set of Shoe Collector video.

It's five songs of pure and classic melodic hard rock in the glam/sleaze tradition. There's mucho rock groove, a pinch of snotty punk attitude, strong melodies, tight gang vocal harmonies, and darn right catchy hooks in lyrics and arrangements.

There's the somewhere between corny and creepy Shoe Collector, perhaps the heaviest, and dirtiest sleaze, song here (watch the video below) with big riffs and those gang vocals. One Life steals a page from the Skid Row ballad book merging catch melodic rock with acoustic guitar and synths. Spit It Out returns once more to straight hard rock with more accessible lyrics. Both Bite The Hand and Punched In The Gutz, the two best songs here, are the amalgamation of all those aforementioned characteristics. Huge groove meets some really catchy lyrics, with the latter steering more towards a metal rocker.

It's all the stuff that made you poodle your hair (if you had some, which wasn't me) with AquaNet and break out the torn jeans and denim, patched up, vest back in the day. It's all good, but you want more. It's time for Tigertailz to offer another complete album. Recommended.

Tigertailz - Shoe Collector (Official) - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

Knives is all the stuff that made you poodle your hair (if you had some which wasn't me) with AquaNet, and break out the torn jeans and denim patched up vest back in the day.

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