Press Release (ePRNews.com) - GLASGOW, Scotland - Oct 13, 2016 - Glaswegian tunesters First Tiger have released their long awaited debut album across all major digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify (https://play.spotify.com/artist/0t8vVNp0HB014hRG2BcmXN?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open) and Amazon Music (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dedicated-Explicit-First-Tiger/dp/B01LWT2HMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1476373586&sr=8-1&keywords=first+tiger+dedicated).
The video for the title track, Dedicated, is also now available on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoeWg7vRSUQ).
The album, Dedicated, is full of syncopated rhythms, lively basslines, off-kilter hooks, and tunes that’ll stay with you. The tracks are all different, inspired by a variety of experiences and influences. For Pete’s Sake gives a nod to Jacques Brel’s Vesoul in its contemporary take on escape from a stultifying relationship. Walking On Air takes the opening lines of Fats Waller’s Crazy ‘Bout My Baby as a starting point, and uses them to get at a completely different set of ideas. Other People’s Taste plays with ideas of identity and originality – and the vanity of small differences – with a tongue-in-cheek reference to meeting your doppelganger.
Described variously as “off-kilter groove merchants” and “fresh and innovative with lots of little surprises to discover” the band are already working on their second album and will be releasing information on their winter gig schedule.
Shorts and Stevie started playing gigs around their home city of Glasgow after time spent living and working abroad. They didn’t want their set to be stuck in one gear, limited to one mood, tempo or rhythm, and loved trying to put as much interest into a 3-minute tune as they could.
They have recorded their first album with highly-respected Glasgow producer, Stuart McCredie, who has worked with some great names in Scottish music (Texas, The Blue Nile, The Fratellis). The album was mastered by Calum Malcolm of Linn Records and features drums by Ross McFarlane.