Gig Review: Tigertown

It was a fantastic night of live music at one of Sydneys best venues, oxford art factory on Thursday night. Evan and the Brave got the night kick started with their bouncy, uplifting, ridiculously melodic pop sounds. The melodies from these guys are brimming with good time vibes that cant help but make you smile and sway. Those smart enough to get there early and catch their set were well rewarded.

Next up were 3 peice MTNS, pronounced Mountains, who treated a quickly swelling crowd some surprisingly textured (considering there are just three of them!) electronic indie tunes. The vocals of lead singer Tom Eggert are stunningly unique and captivating. They float beautifully across haunting and swelling synths and electronic drum sounds. A solid set of original dark, atmospheric tunes with a great cover of arcade fires “the suburbs” thrown in the middle. What more could you want?

How about one of Sydney’s finest bands, Tigertown. Tigertown have been amassing a devoted fanbase in recent times and this was in evidence with oxford art quickly selling out. The bands mix of folksy melodies, driving drums and intricate guitars/keys provide the perfect backdrop for their perfect vocal harmonies. The intricate harmonies between Chris and Charlie have a real intimacy (probably helped by the fact that they are married). Highlights of a great show were the well placed and well played drum in the middle of the crowd and a stunning acoustic encore that brought all members to the front of the stage/ sharing mics and silencing a captivated sell out audience.

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