A Tiger Walks The Streets
Supercaan’s sophomore album A Tiger Walks the Streets sees the band return with a brooding and personal record.
While more mature and reflective, undimmed are the motoring beats, skyscraping guitars and cinematic synths that earned 2019’s self-titled debut widespread acclaim and support from BBC Radio 6 Music.
Tom Whitfield’s songwriting delves into the pressures that stalk humankind and shape what each of us will do to survive in a world that is becoming more polarized, vain and insecure. Vocalist Greg Milner, meanwhile, treads the margins between power and emotion, embodying the band’s tendency to bare every inch of its soul.
The result is a collection of intense and moving indie anthems which serve as eight parables forming A Tiger Walks the Streets’ figurative book.
Debut single The Bull was featured on BBC6 Introducing and described by Tom Robinson as ‘motoring atmospheric psychedelia’ and listed on Hypmachine’s ‘most popular’ playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99AEPf0L4iU
Their second single The Great North Eastern made Spotify's Fresh Finds playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xafg5okdjOU
Supercaan are Greg Milner, Stuart White, Tom Whitfield, Justin Januszewski and Ralph Frost. The band are based in Birmingham, London, Wales and North Shields. The second album was written over a three-year period and has been produced by Simon Weaver (Katherine Priddy, Free School, Goodnight Lennin, & Matters).
The tracks explore the people we become to navigate the world. Belligerents is Supercaan’s raucous guitar-driven take on giving into the angry mob; Zoetrope laments change being a mere illusion constructed by those who have the most to risk by it become a reality; amid a swell of piano, Everything Collapses longingly confronts the band members’ own personal grief; Nagaro beats out a warning that we’re all a heartbeat from being left behind by the world; and Ricochet wonders how you can help others when overwhelmed by your own insecurities.
Gear used includes: MPC, Roland SPD, Volca Keys and Beats, Korg MS20, & Waldorf Blofeld and Ableton Push. They’ve gigged in Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds as well as London’s The Finsbury and are currently booking gigs for the end of the year to launch A Tiger Walks The Streets