Hobart four-piece Tiger Choir have visualised their eclectic pop sound in a bizarre clip for new single ‘Shani‘.
The song – which was released last month and was on high rotation on Triple J and community radio – is energetic, synth-infused, pop-rock, with a head-bopping drumbeat only reinforced by the falsetto chorus chant “We’re getting so messed up”.
The extremely dark and moody video – completed with Asian subtitling – juxtaposed against an Empire Of The Sun-vibe, somehow makes for a good pairing. Directed by Ivy St’s Thom Hyland, and according to Tiger Choir, the clip takes its inspiration from “karaoke stock footage, and the neon and night of Blade Runner & Wong Kar Wai” and the result was a “no budget (almost) 3D Chinese karaoke singalong”.
Don’t be fooled though, because Tiger Choir are by no means new kids on the block. Since coming together in 2009, they’ve released a self-titled EP, debut LP Unicycles, and played the stages of Falls Festival, Camp a Low Hum and Panama Festival.
Their upcoming album is said to capture the swagger, fear and confidence of realising how infinite life’s possibilities are.
Tiger Choir play Melbourne’s Shebeen on Saturday, June 20. Tickets here.