Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Electro Group's Festival Summer

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Electro Group's Festival Summer

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NEWCASTLE electro pop band Talk Like Tigers are set to showcase their brand new material at Evolution Emerging Festival in May.

The trio, who hail from Newcastle, fronted by twin synth playing sisters Charlotte and Stephanie Walker and drummer Mark Thompson, can't wait to unleash their gritty electro pop to music fans at the Tanners Arms.

After the success of their debut single Animalistic back in February the band have just released their second single, Gunning, and are looking forward to seeing people's reactions as the track shows a different side to the band's sound.

The three-piece have been working very closely with producer John Martindale from Newcastle band Shields on their new material and have spent a lot of time in the studio perfecting their sound.

Vocalist Stephanie said: "We're working to a strict plan in terms of releasing material, and have just released our latest single Gunning. We already have the music video primed and ready to go for that and it really shows a different element to our sound from Animalistic. It's a bit dancier and not afraid of being dirty.

"We've had a great response since releasing Animalistic. To be honest we were originally just going to put Animalistic out as a free tester track, to test the water so to speak and hopefully just raise awareness of our band. Then it's been picked up on by quite a few blogs and publications and it's had some great features so far, so we're glad we put some promo behind it."

The band initially started out as a six-piece but soon realised they didn't need certain instruments to make the style of electronic music they were drawn towards, so they downsized to a trio and have gone from strength to strength.

Since forming two years ago Talk Like Tigers' sound has developed as it originally sounded very different to what they have created now. However, the band agree that they all needed time playing and writing together to realise what kind of sound worked for them.

Drummer Mark said: "We have always been drawn towards the electronic style of playing. The depth of a bass synth and the subtlety of a real piano. …

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