Tiger Bell

Tiger Bell – Stockholm, Sweden

Who didn’t love The Donnas?  The Go Go’s were waaaaaaaaay ahead of their time like The Bangles, girls who kick ass with instruments….whodathunk it?  I have more been a fan of Brody Dalle from The Distillers and Spinnerette, if I must be honest.  So I was pleasantly surprised by Sweden’s latest export, Tiger Bell.  What I miss about the growling of a Brody-like vocal is replaced by a growling in bass.  I was immediately struck by this bands knack for delivering a heavy bottomed feel to their brand of Pop/Rock with a heavier tinge to it.  These girls keep it simple, they just bring the ruckus, which is refreshing since most of the bands these days whine like girls…it’s fitting that these girls rock like dudes, I blame global warming. (Whatever happened to that uproar anyway?)  Tiger Bell is a total Sunset Strip band.  I envision them downing black and tans at The Rainbow room and leaving without paying their tab to perform their set at The Roxy.  The Runaways for this generation, with a greater potential for American radio love.  I am already a groupie, love girls that are way ahead of their time.

– Wurds Smith

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Link: http://www.myspace.com/tigerbellband