the world of Glam and Hair Metal was focused on Hollywood and Sunset
Strip with the likes of the Crue, Poison and the like, the UK was
represented by the Welsh Hair Metallers Tigertailz, who's 'Bezerk' album is
still today regarding as one of the pinnacles of UK and World Glam.
some two decades since 'Bezerk' was first released, and six years since the last music from
the band, we see guitarist Jay Pepper and long time drummer Matt
return, along with Rob Wylde on bass and new vocalist Aussie Jules Millis
(White Widdow) for this five track EP 'Knives'.
EP takes the classic Tigertailz sound and gives a modern hard rocking
edge. The Glam is still there, but the glitter is now not so much tinsel
EP opens up with ‘Shoe Collector’, this is classic tongue and cheek
Tigertailz and also the first single off the EP. This is just pure Glam with
plenty of bite. Peppers guitars scream out while Wylde and Blakout lay down the head
rhythms, before it's time for Millis to make his mark, and make it he does as
he wailz like a demon. I’ve seen this guy perform live with White Widdow and I
know all to well he can deliver the goods live, as well on album.
continue to impress with the power driven old school Power Glam ‘One
Life’, a really impressive, mid tempo rocker that really impresses from
the off, before it's foot on the gas big style with the angsty anthemic
rocker ‘Bite The Hand’.
gritty hard rocking continues with ‘Spit It Out’, before the closer
‘Punched In The Gutz’, a real meaty biographic rocker that shows the
bands heavier side. Anybody remember 'Wazbones'? Then you know the path
this one takes. A big bass line from Wylde drives this one, while Pepper
unleashes a veritable fret board burning display, all under the great
vocals of Jules.
is Tigertailz as I remember them, if I may quote Crocodile Dundee ...
give him your wallet”
Got A Knife”
Not a Knife, That’s A Knife”
have definitely come back with a bigger knife, I can see Pepsi Tate
looking down and nodding in approval. This is the Tigertailz of old and
the legacy left behind by the great man. These four guys can be proud of
what they’ve achieved on this EP, let's hope a full album is coming very
by: Barry McMinn
1. Shoe Collector
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