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by Tiger Years

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Dan E Brown A real nice snapshot of what the Cornish scene was like a few years back, and how creative the music was. Favorite track: Silent Verse.
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Christopher Waller Like soaking in a relaxing Jacuzzi bath with a glass of wine, except every now and again someones going to crank the jets to max. Prepare to be invigoraxed! Favorite track: Teastain.
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Gareth W One of the best albums of the year. Favorite track: Always/Never.
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Arranged and performed by Tiger Years.

Brian Brough
Bass (3, 5), Guitar (1, 2, 4, 7, 8), Melodica, Vocals (Lead: 2, 7)

Allister Kellaway
Bass (1, 2, 6, 7, 8), Guitar (3, 4, 5), Vocals (Lead: 4)

Oli Mason
Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Wilfred John Nash Petherbridge
Guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), Trumpet, Vocals (Lead: 1, 5, 8)

Jack Wolter
Bass (4), Toy Bird, Guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8), Vocals (Lead: 3, 6)

Lily Wolter
Saxophone (1, 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7), Vocals (4, 6, 8)

Aaron Forster
Handclaps (2)

This album was recorded July 2012 at the Northern Lights Community Centre, Ramsey, Isle of Man.
Overdubs recorded at Simon Talbot's flat, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Live recordings engineered by Aaron Forster and Simon Talbot.
Overdubs recorded by Simon Talbot.
Mixed and mastered by Simon Talbot for Fuzzy Orange, between August 2012 and March 2013.

Artwork by Jack Wolter.

(x÷&-) is dedicated to the good people of the Isle of Man and of Falmouth, Cornwall.

credits

released May 6, 2013

Recording this album would have been impossible without the unending generosity of Mike and Penny Wolter, Sam and Natalie Jenkins of the Northern Lights Community Centre, and Fuzzy Orange, aka Aaron Forster and Simon Talbot.

Tiger Years would like to thank the following people for their clinical awesomeness: Guy Clarke, the Chai Wallahs crew, Martin Critchley, Pawel Garczynski, Ashley Hampson, Ben Hauke, John Hurt, Paul Hay, Andi Howland, Scott James, Julie Kavanagh, Phil Kneen, Freddie Nice, Frank Pellow, Richard Plumley, the Brothers Perriam, Roger Thorpe, the Rovers crew and Glenn Whorall. A massive thank you to everyone who came to our workshops.

We would also like to thank the following bands and their respective members: Ben Hauke, Big Beard Little Beard, The Black Tambourines, Borough, Brahminy Kites, Chinese Sky Candy, Colour Sun, Fetus Christ, George Club, Harry Fricker, Holiday Ghost, Hoodoo Nation, Little Leagues, Panicland, Rafiki, SOMA, Something Anorak, This Machine Kills Hippies, The Wretched Pearls, Your Gold Teeth. Finally, thanks to our friends, our tutors, our lovers and our families.

Payment for use of the Northern Lights Community Centre's rehearsal and recording facilities were waived in exchange for running music workshops as volunteers.
To get involved with their excellent work, go to www.northernlightscommunitycentre.co.uk

We hope you like what you hear. Thank you for listening.

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Tiger Years Falmouth, UK

Now that Mankind has totally discarded the sacred words from the Good Book, people can find a new faith from a five-piece set up scorned from the hazy seaside town of Falmouth Cornwall. The dynamic of this cluster of varied souls and their individual morals constitutes an extremely unique and somewhat pleasurable experience. You will live longer. Long live Tiger Years.

Words by Teddy Ardern.
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Track Name: Don't Look at The Sun
Don't look directly at the sun.
We are all one,
all one.

These things are no fun.
Don't look at the sun,
the sun.

My war is never to be won,
it rages on,
and on.

There's no option left but run,
war rages on,
and on.
Track Name: Always/Never
Silence fills this space
around us, between us.
Toe to toe, face to face,
but still nowhere nearer.

Times, divide and take away
all effort, endeavour.
It can only go two ways,
always or never.
Time divides and takes away
all effort, endeavour.
It can only go to waste,
always or never.

Distance forms this space,
erases and severs.
Side by side, fixed in place,
alone but together.

Times, divide and take away
all effort, endeavour.
It can only go two ways,
always or never.
Time divides and takes away
all effort, endeavour.
It can only go to waste,
always or never.

Not to put too fine a point on it,
saying I'm the only bee in your bonnet.
Will I make a little birdhouse in your soul?
Track Name: The Freeze
I'll pretend it never came.
Painted white, we speak the same.
Bow your head, forget the breeze.
Down and out but on with the freeze.

Excuse me while I hold you down.
I didn't know I was wearing the crown.
Fight it off with smoke in the eye.
Tears streaming but nowhere to lie,
Hide.

Wires around you, holding you down.
The wires surround you, weighted sound.
Track Name: Teastain
I only disappear into a nightmare,
where tainted beauty devours everything.
Across my garden is what I put there.
Figures of influence born of impostors.

Demons hide in lamplight,
burning through our eyes.
Objects with a heartbeat.
Scattered fireflies.

I only disappear into a nightmare,
where tainted beauty devours everything.
Across my garden is what I put there.
Figures of influence born of impostors.

Across my garden I scattered everything.
Born of impostors, objects that disappear.
Track Name: Walls
These walls seem so close together since you let them in.
Mark my words they seem too clever.
Now you see them grin.

Those simple waves that determine all things fair for you.
You won't stop until you see those open wounds.
Track Name: Good Plans
Dismantle the shapes that blind your eyes.
Undo the knots that hold the ties.
To western winds in times of sin.
A rip in the clouds is where I'll be found.

Facing outside in the cold,
is not the way that I've been taught.
The hills and mountains make good plans.
For lands of far and sun kissed sands.

A bird paints a shadow across the floor.
I look down and think that I've been here before.
The soles of my shoes wear paper thin.
Colour in my body with the bruises on my skin.

Facing outside in the cold,
is not the way that I've been taught.
The hills and mountains make good plans.
The lands of far and sun kissed sands.
Track Name: Misfire
Left for dead.
Rest my head on the riverbed.
Wear my body down to the bone.

Home arrest.
Built my nest on a spider's web.
Hear the creatures creeping below.

Overfed.
Watch the birds circle overhead.
See, I haven't said words of any worth for so long.
So I will contribute in silence,
this time.

Grey and old.
Rue the day I lose control.
Ground will part and swallow me whole.

Killing time.
Wait inside until the killing time.
These routines are all that we know.

Minor threat.
Tell a joke I could never get.

Have I stayed on track?
Or have I slowly turned full circle?
All communications miswired.
Misfire.
Track Name: Silent Verse
Amnesiac congregation manipulate constellations
and conversation soon turns sour.

And I believe it.
I believe it.
I believe it.

Silent verse understood,
runs like grain through ancient wood.

I can't hear
old friends sing
over flashing screens
conditioning.

And zodiac decoration
deprives us of the systematic, enumatic education.
And then some.

And I believe it.
I believe in it.
I believe it.

Silent verse understood,
runs like grain through ancient wood.

I can't hear
old friends sing
over flashing screens
conditioning.

And I believe in it.
I believe in it.
I believe in it.
I believe in it.
I believe in it.
And I believe.