Unleashing their sonic prowess on June 16th, 2023, The Tiger Moths are poised to captivate the world with their debut album, “When Sunshine Departs.” This musical masterpiece, an amalgamation of the late 60s and early 70s Americana and rock scenes, heralds a fresh and invigorating sound that will leave you craving for more. Brace yourselves, for The Tiger Moths are here to take you on a transcendental journey. With the release of their current single, “Dreaming Of Yesterday,” the band has already garnered a flurry of accolades and adoration from critics far and wide. This infectious tune has struck a chord with listeners, igniting their passion and setting the stage for what is to come.
Having established themselves as a formidable presence on the vibrant London music scene, The Tiger Moths ascended to the Grand Final of the fiercely competitive Isle of Wight Festival New Blood Competition in 2021. Out of over 5,000 entrants, they were among the final 20 acts, a testament to their extraordinary talent and unwavering dedication.
Recorded at the band’s home studio nestled in the heart of North London, “When Sunshine Departs” boasts the masterful production and engineering skills of the band’s own keyboard virtuoso, Alex Rosenberg. While The Tiger Moths’ sound pays homage to the golden era of the 60s and 70s, they are determined to carve their own path by infusing the Americana genre with a modern twist, an alchemical fusion of influences that will leave you in awe.
This extraordinary album was born amidst the throes of the pandemic, with the songs taking shape during the darkest days of isolation. The title track, “When Sunshine Departs,” written in April 2020 at the zenith of the initial lockdown, encapsulates the raw emotion and profound introspection of a man facing his mortality alone in a hospital room.
“Dreaming of Yesterday” and “Lost in the Rain,” penned in early 2021, offer poignant reflections on a time when uncertainty cast a shroud over the possibility of returning to normality. However, there exists a hidden gem in the midst of this temporal exploration: “Underneath the Line,” an ethereal masterpiece written back in 2005, finally sees the light of day.
Powerful and soul-stirring, The Tiger Moths’ music finds its foundation in their organic dynamicity, lyrical clarity, and their unparalleled ability to seamlessly transition from mellifluous beauty to gritty rawness. These qualities permeate every track on the album, weaving an enchanting tapestry of sound that will set your spirit ablaze.
From the heart-wrenching melodies of “Dreaming Of Yesterday” to the introspective depths of “Lost In The Rain,” from the pulsating rhythm of “Feel It Burn” to the guitar-drenched atmosphere of “House Of Glass,” each composition on this album boasts bold melodic lines, emphatic performances, and lyrics so profound that they become a form of soul-searching in and of themselves.
The auditory journey continues through the evocative “Gave Up Too Much Of My Soul,” the introspective musings of “The Wind In Your Sails,” and the enigmatic raw crunch of “You Really Don’t Know.” The Tiger Moths’ lyrical craftsmanship and musical finesse reach their pinnacle with the emotionally charged “Fool For Your Love” and the long-awaited powerhouse gem “Underneath The Line.”
In this symphony of introspection, The Tiger Moths weave a resonant and rustic rumination on the human condition, held together by a sincerity that is both endearing and compelling. They effortlessly navigate the somber moments, infusing them with a warmth and authenticity that draw you into their world.
So prepare to be swept away by the enchanting melodies and evocative lyrics of The Tiger Moths’ debut album, “When Sunshine Departs.” Embark on a journey that traverses time and emotion, immersing yourself in their vibrant soundscapes and allowing their music to resonate within your soul. The Tiger Moths have arrived, and they are ready to enter into your world.