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premiere du jour: Tiger Lion – Prayers Against The Sun (live at Exeter Cathedral)

Tiger Lion are a French trio based in London, deeply rooted in the French countryside and its lures and desires though. Their latest EP entitled Beyond The Mountains came out in April on L’Aurore & Republic Of Music, and inspired by painters like Turner the release seeks to “represent wilderness as a force overpowering humans, that we are only fragile creatures when on the edge of the precipice.”

The EP itself then is a sound and image-based project exploring the power of landscapes on human beings through personal experiences – love, presence & absence, childhood. And not only that, field recordings of waterfalls, bells and nature’s whistles and swishes collected during an Alpine trip were used in its production, too.

Beyond The Mountains then, is a delicately curated ode to human life and emotions, carried by singer Clementine’s crisp vocals and on-point drums and chords. For the single Prayers Against The Sun the group retreated to Exeter Cathedral, built 1112-1400, a momentous stage, visualizing the history the weight of the theme, all attached below at your convenience.

Now, if you think, I want that. You are in luck! The group is about to go on tour in the UK, playing Bristol tomorrow, May 27th, at Rough Trade, Manchester on Tuesday, 29th at the The Castle Hotel, then off to Brighton on Wednesday 30th at The Prince Albert, and finally Margate in the south east of England, June 1st.

The EP is out now and comes with a visual book, yours over at bandcamp.