I was listening to Tiger’s excellent debut LP from 1996 “We are Puppets” yesterday and thinking what a shame it was that they have pretty much been completely forgotten. So, I came up with an idea for a mini-series of posts on forgotten 90s bands, starting with Tiger of course!
For the uninitiated, as the videos show, Tiger were a truly eccentric mid-90s indie band that went against the zeitgeist by using Moogs and synthesizers and having weird lyrics and home made videos at a time when the worst elements of meat’n’potatoes boring guitar lad-rock was reaching its zenith.
Their unironic mullets and cheap market t-shirts with airbrushed pictures of snow leopards on them (this was many years before twats in Shoreditch did it ironically) just added to the allure and they were championed (erm…by me and Satankidneypie, at least!) as the antidote to the the retro guitar stylings of Britpop at that time.
They hardly sold any records at the time and seem to have been largely forgotten now, but maybe that’s just the fate of those who go against the grain.