This band present themselves via the front cover of their debut album Celeste – a photograph of a dixy-looking girl with a shotgun.
My Tiger My Timing are nowhere near as vicious as this image suggests. Instead their sweet and sour vocals hark at The Rosie Taylor Project with added umph, or The Eames Era with a bit more studio money to back their project. If you’ve never heard of those bands, think of cardigans, pleated skirts, posters of Jenny Lewis and a teenage obsession with Pulp and you’re getting close to the concoction that must surely have contributed to this band.
Based in London and fronted by brother/sister duo Anna and James Vincent, Jamie Harrison, Gary Drain and Sebastian Underhill also contribute to a band who won Beck’s European Newcomers award in 2010. With five singles out on their own Snakes and Ladders label, the band released Celeste on July 2nd.
Hear “The Gold Rush”, their fifth single, below.