...I think they are great!
The album has its highs and lows but overall I think it is pretty amazing!
I've seen them live a few times. I must say the very first gig I saw, at Sonic Cathedral "supporting" Jim Reid (who, apparently, was so out of his head that couldn't play much), was the best one.
not what I expected! I like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but I was quite dispointed when I listened to 'Gold Lion'. Let's be honest, after all this time spent on the new album, they could have come up with something much better!!!
I managed to get hold of a copy of the (limited edition) red vynil! I love this single. It's just hipnotic! Seeing them live at the Garage was amazing!
I just love this album! Almost a year from its release and I still listen to it quite often.
I was quite disapointed that I would miss this year's ATP especially because of the Brian Jonestown Massacre! But my friend just got me tickets to see them at Koko!!!! Can't believe it!
I just saw a very cool review by 'Kitten Painting' on the tamborines myspace. I must say that it is much better than mine...
"So I got sent The Tamborines single last week (see review) and its great, cute, woozy, Byrdsy fizzing pop stuff, just the kind of thing Im a sucker for. Its good enough to make me come out in the cold with a sore foot and limp my way to Kings Cross to see just what these Tamborines johnnies are all about. Theyre playing at an ACR30 night , which is a sort of shoey/post-rocky drifty fuzz-songs club. Fair enough. (...) But cheer up! Now its time for The Tamborines and they turn out to be just perfect. That record of theirs is an engaging little fella, but live theyre a wonderous proposition, three of them making delicious buzzed up pop. All it takes is a boy with a drifting teenage-ennui filled voice and a fuzzing cherry-red semi-acoustic, a bob-head leather-clad girl on spacey cranky Korg blips and dizzy organ wooglings, and a skinny girl bashing out booming drumbeats. Pure sonic rush. They name-check Joel Gion, Wim Wenders, Vox, Super 8, Love, Younger Than Yesterday, Danelectro, Sonic Flower Groove. They look great, they sound divine and theyre called Lulu, Veronique and Henrz. Im hooked. My first thought is that they remind me of The Primitives when the Prims was good and when Cool Paul Court sang, like on Laughing Up My Sleeve - simple, fizzing tunes that make you go, Oh yeah! When they play single What Took You So Long they manage to out-Love The Loves, with a fuzzpop blast of fringe-shaking sonic gorgeousness. B-side The Great Division sounds sky high and wide eyed, spaced out wonderful. They play the utterly pop-perfect Sally OGannon with enormous thumping drums, speed-fuzz guitar and korg seagull noises as bob-girl kicks into Zea McCabe mode, lazily shaking a tambourine with nonchalant disinterest. Their final song offers a cute nod to wooshing Stereolab dronery with plinking organ and an almighty spazz out of guitar, ending with it thrown buzzing to the ground. This is POP!" www.kittenpainting.co.uk