This article was published in 2010.
Following on from a series of exceptional singles, Leeds four piece Tigers That Talked finally self-release their debut album 'The Merchant' on 15th November.
Since forming in 2006, singer-songwriter and guitarist Jamie Williams, bassist Owian Kelly, violinist Glenna Larsen and drummer Chris Verney have been patiently and meticulously honing their sound while releasing a series of critically acclaimed singles, picking up fans in Zane Lowe, John Kennedy, and Steve Lamacq along the way.
The result of their fortitude is 'The Merchant', a truly special debut record. Beautiful and fragile yet uplifting and defiant, The Merchant is a collection of songs that combine the emotional depth associated with art-folk with a pop sensibility that will no doubt appeal to mainstream audiences.
'The Merchant' contains previous singles 'Artificial Clouds', 'Black Heart, Blue Eyes' and recent single '23 Fears (Summer '10)', which was released on 1st November.