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Album Review: We Will All Be Gone by Good Tiger

Rock quintet Good Tiger release their sophomore album We Will All Be Gone on 9th February via Blacklight Media Records. Comprised of guitarists Derya “Dez” Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles, bassist Morgan Sinclair, drummer Alex Rudinger, and vocalist Elliot Coleman, Good Tiger has raised the stakes across the board, dynamic and shifting textures are the order of the day. It’s a fluid, shapeshifting album that enthrals and excited throughout it’s 10 tracks / 36 minutes.

Tracking at Middle Farm Studios in southwest England, the band recruited producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool/Dead Letter Circus), and engineer/mixer Adam “Nolly” Getgood (Periphery/Animals As Leaders). “We worked with Nolly on the last album, we had a great working relationship, and wanted to explore that further in a more developed situation,” Dez explains. “Forrester has made some of our favourite albums and is someone we could trust steering the ship. Having self-produced for so long it can be at times quite difficult to let go, so it was important we found people we could fully entrust to help create the album we wanted to make.”

That outside influence has helped Good Tiger deliver a confident and focused album. Sit it beside their 2015 debut A Head Full Of Moonlight and the step up in quality is remarkable. While their debut was strong this marks out the band’s progress in stark contrast. This is a brilliant alt rock album – throwing you from one side of the genre to the other with each track – it has all the right amounts of pop rock, hooks, crushing riffs and intricacies.

There isn’t a weak track on We Will All Be Gone. Whether it be the Arcane Roots feel of ‘Float On’, the electro feel of ‘Blueshift’ or the crushingly cathartic power of new single ‘Salt of the Earth’ it’s an album that thrills and sets the blood racing at every junction. The double header of ‘Grip Shoes’ and ‘Just Shy’ have the potential to propel the band to the upper enchelons of mainstream alt rock while the bombastic riffs of ‘Nineteen Grams’ will appease anyone looking something heavier.

With this album you get the feeling Good Tiger are on the cusp of becoming huge. This is essential listening.

AD Rating 8.5/10

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