Jukebox Chatter: My Tiger My Timing
We caught up with My Tiger My Timing's Anna Vincent on all things My Tiger My Timing. Their next single, 'Let Me Go', is out November 5
Hi guys, busy year for you, how would you sum it up so far?
So far this year has been crazy, wonderful and exciting - I can't quite believe we've finally finished and released our album. It's been a long time coming and there were points where we thought it might not get done, but now it's real and out in the world and people seem to like it...so we're happy!
Your debut came out earlier in the year, as a statement of intent what do you hope it tells people?
When you start out as a band, people say you're this thing or that thing, that you're a pop band or an indie band or an electronic band...and you say fair enough. But sometimes you worry that you're going to get stuck in a pigeonhole and that you won't get a chance to expand and develop your music. So we hope that 'Celeste' tells people that we're all about songs, not styles - about music and modernity, not nostalgia and pastiche. The second album is already sounding massive!
Talk to us about your upcoming single...
'Let Me Go' comes out through our own Snakes Ladders label on November 5 (for fireworks!). It's a song we've played live for quite a while but we never managed to really nail a recording until the sessions for the album. It's maybe my favourite song on the album - it's got a bit of a lop-sided dancehall feel to it but it's also really lush and expansive and it ends with a massive gang chorus which we love doing live. It's all about that moment when you realise you're just not into him or her that much anymore.
You're doing a a few different things in South London lot at the moment, we've featured Toe Jam on the site recently. Is there a bit of a buzz of bands South of the river at the moment?
We've always been based around New Cross and Peckham and we've seen the buzz about the area come and go and come again over the last few years - the truth is, there's always interesting stuff happening in south east London, whether people are looking or not. Triangulating between Goldsmiths College, Camberwell College of Art and LCC means there are always cool and creative people joining the community - I think there's an artistic leyline running the length of the New Cross Road!
What're your plans for 2013 so far, any exciting news you've got coming up?
We've already started working on our second album, and we're planning to release this next autumn. Working title is 'Terry' - we're going to give people's names to all our albums I think. We'll also be touring, touring, touring. And maybe visiting our number one fan in Uganda (hello Gerald!).
You've got one token left on the jukebox, what's it going to be?