Monday, 15 June 2009

Animal Kingdom - Tin Man

It seems that everything is going a little bit Wizard of Oz here at Breaking More Waves at the moment. Yesterday we brought you a review of Manchester band Run Toto Run, and now more Emerald City inspiration comes from Tin Man, the new single from Animal Kingdom. For fans of brooding guitars that sweep and soar in equal measure, Animal Kingdom deliver auditory pleasure. The London four piece have been compared with Death Cab For Cutie and Band Of Horses, which gives a reasonable sonic picture of where the group are coming from. The band have an ability to write atmospheric guitar songs that combined with Richard Sauberlich’s fragile high pitched singing has potential to appeal to the masses. Tin Man may not be breaking any new ground, but this is still a very competent song.

The bands forthcoming album was recorded in Seattle under production duties of Phil Ek, who is probably best known for his work with Fleet Foxes. The band are out on tour soon with Silversun Pickups. Here’s the video of Tin Man, so you can judge for yourselves.

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