Video premiere: The People The Poet – Stabilisers (I Will Be)
The band formerly known as Tiger Please have completed work on their debut album, The Narrator.
Cardiff-based Tiger Please – whose sound was a mix of U2, Sigur Rós, Kings Of Leon, John Mayer and Counting Crows – were responsible for two critically acclaimed releases, namely 2009 full-length They Don’t Change Under Moonlight and 2010’s Seasons EP. They toured throughout the UK (including Download and Sonisphere festivals) and garnered Radio One airplay.
There’s an intriguing story behind the name-change from Tiger Please to The People The Poet – as vocalist Leon Stanford explains:
“It’s sad to part with a name which we’ve seen so much success with, but we hope you will understand why we felt it was the right time for the change. This is more than just a simple change of a name – it is a tribute to the people who have trusted us with their stories, our fans.”
The Narrator is written entirely around personal life stories sent in to the band by their fans. These stories cover a wide spectrum of experiences and emotions, through the joy of fatherhood – Stabilisers (I Will Be) – to the pain of losing a parent – Nobody Else Like You, featuring a guest vocal from Francis Dunnery – via the emotive two-part tribute to two fans’ experiences of the fight against cancer – Pink Ribbon and Lives Of Your Lovers.
With The Narrator now complete, the record is set for release shortly and has been produced (in separate sessions) by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters/Jimmy Eat World/Counting Crows), Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean/The King Blues/Canterbury) and Todd Campbell (Straight Lines/Motorhead).
To showcase and celebrate the band’s new direction two new The People The Poet songs can be heard at www.facebook.com/thepeoplethepoet – Being Human (also available as a free download) and Sing.
Watch the official video for Stabilisers (I Will Be) below – and prepare for your heartstrings to be well and truly tugged…