The Tambourine Girls have been around for a little while now, but they’re really starting to make some waves with their latest single, Police. Taken from their forthcoming debut album out later this year, the band is comprised of members from Deep Sea Arcade, the band have hit the ground running this year.
Building on the groundwork they laid out with their 2014 EP, The End of Time, they’re drawing even further on their 70s influences and amping up the nostalgia-tinged psych rock with their latest release and we are expecting huge things to come from them over the next few months.
Having hit 150,000 plays in Spotify in just two weeks, and nearly selling out their single launch, it’s clear that it is not just us here at Howl & Echoes who think The Tambourine Girls are onto something good, so we asked them to give us the inside scoop on some of the records that changed their lives. Keep up to date with them on their Facebook here, and check out their answers below!
Crowded House, Together Alone
I wasn’t very cool in high school as far as my taste in music went. I liked bits and pieces of what my friends were in to, but the whole time I was pretty much obsessed with Neil Finn. Everything he did seemed golden to me and I wished I’d written all the songs he’d written. I played music a lot but I never thought writing songs was something I’d be able to do (especially when I listened to him) and when I sang, I always sounded like a bad Neil Finn impersonator.
Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun
I bought this record because I liked the album cover, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I didn’t know who Erykah Badu was, but this album along with The Roots’ album Do You Want More, ended up being the soundtrack to a great Summer when I was living with some friends in Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. We spent our days on the beach and our nights going to gigs and jam sessions in the city. Erykah Badu is a force of nature. I’ve seen her live show twice now and it’s inspirational to be in the presence of people making music like that.
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
My parents had a couple of early Dylan records when I was a kid but I didn’t really like his music the first time I listened… It was just a guy and a guitar. Years later, I bought this album and Morrison Hotel by The Doors for a road trip up the coast and fell in love with both, playing them on repeat the whole time (my friends must have hated me). Most of the music that I really love didn’t have much of an impact on me the first time I heard it. In fact, some of it I just plain did not like.