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My Tiger My Timing Mini Interview

Taking their name from an Arthur Russell song, My Tiger My Timing came together in 2008. Hailing from Goldsmiths art-school in east London they recently released their second single ‘I Am The Sound,’ produced by none other than New Young Pony Club’s Andy Spence. With an electro-tinged, post-punk sound, My Tiger My Timing are ready to compete with Klaxons (also ex-Goldsmiths students) for the art-pop limelight.

Who are you and where are you from?
“We are Anna, James, Jamie, Gary and Seb and we’re from London, Accrington, Torquay and Crawley, although we’re based in New Cross in south east London.  We formed in 2008.”

What inspires you?
“We’re inspired by our surroundings, the city, great music, late nights and each other.  We’re fuelled by a healthy mixture of competitiveness, untamed passion and deep thought – we all love music and if we’re not making it we’re talking about it.  Other bands inspire us to get better, alcohol inspires us to get worse.”

What have you done?
“2009 has been a busy year for us – we released our first single ‘This Is Not The Fire’ in April and since then we’ve been playing gigs up and down the country, made a couple of videos, played the slots at service stations, lost and won, had physical fights, had much love, made some good music.

“This month we released our second single ‘I Am The Sound’ through Silver Music Machine and a six-track EP through Pure Groove. We also have songs on the recent Modular ‘Leave Them All Behind III’ and Kitsuné Maison 8 compilations and have contributed a song to an Arthur Russell covers album which is coming out soon.  We’ve also done live sessions for John Kennedy at XFM Xposure and for MySpace and Kitsuné.”

What makes you stand out?
“Not our name, because there are suddenly thousands of Tiger bands around, and not my hair, because there are suddenly thousands of redheads around. But I think we write some good songs and live we hypnotise.”

Where are you going?
“We’re going to Europe early in 2010 which we can’t wait for, but metaphorically we’re still on the runway, taxi-ing – if we keep working hard to do something unique and original I think in a year or so we could get above cloud level.”

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~ by cliveparisrozario on December 17, 2009.

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