My Tiger My Timing
are keen to show us all you need for an "Endless Summer" is a Frisbee, some water guns, and an endless budget for Wayfarers. Their enthusiasm for sunglasses is admirable, considering they hail from the grey heart of South London, where the mythical Sun is said to visit once every hundred years (JK, it never visits). Fortunately, they'll be needing these items for their own personal summer adventures, including a trip to the infamous Glastonbury festival.
My Tiger My Timing are a five-piece New Wave Pop band from New Cross in south-east London formed in 2008.
The band are brother and sister Anna Vincent and James Vincent, Jamie Harrison, Gary Drain and Sebastian Underhill. Their music was described by NME.com as "tribal electro like a south London Gang Gang Dance" and by Clash as "alternative pop with a dark heart thats bursting with desire".
The band take their name from the title of a song by New York experimental disco musician Arthur Russell.
Their debut single "This Is Not The Fire" was produced by Andy Spence of the British electropop-New Rave band New Young Pony Club and self-released in April 2009. Their second single, "I Am The Sound", was also produced by Spence and released as part of I Am The Sound EP through London's Pure Groove label.
The band's music has also featured on Kitsun Maison Compilation 8, on Modular's Leave Them All Behind III, on the Pure Groove 3 sampler and French label Sisterphunk's Sisters EP. They contributed a cover of an Arthur Russell song, "Arm Around You" to A Tribute to Arthur Russell, a compilation released on the Electric Minds label.
In November 2010, the band were chosen as winners of the Beck's European Newcomer award.
In April 2011, the band made the finals of Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition and opened the John Peel Stage at the festival that year.
In August 2011 the band released their third single, Endless Summer through their own Snakes & Ladders label. The single was playlisted by BBC 6 Music and Xfm and was described by Drowned In Sound as "shimmery post-punk...in which all the guitar lines dangle like silver filigree chains".
In November 2011 Snakes & Ladders released a fourth single, Written In Red, followed by a free Christmas download, See You On New Year's Day. They released 5th single "The Gold Rush" Snakes & Ladders on 25 June 2012 just ahead of the release of their debut album 'Celeste' on 2 July 2012 through their own Snakes & Ladders label.
The third single released from 'Celeste' - "Let Me Go" Snakes & Ladders was released on 5 November 2012.