Review Summary: Cute indie-pop music, which isn't afraid to experiment.
Tiger Trap came and went in just over a year. This isn’t surprising if you take in count that they are a fairly niche sounding band from the twee pop genre, one which never really made much of an effect on the music scene in its short mainstream lifespan, despite – perhaps at most - inspiring a few famous bands. With this scenario, what we are left with is a small handful of brilliantly crafted albums which can delight the ear without sounding boring. Another positive is that due to the minimal age of the genre there is no chance that you might have that notion in your head that “It’s all been done before”.
With their infectiously cute sound, Tiger Trap are able to present an album that - despite being in a genre that isn’t the most universally praised - is able to contain a fantastic range of jangle driven songs. An example of the distance in styles is the contrast between the rocking “Supreme Nothing”, which creates a nice and welcome change of pace with Rose Melberg introducing more aggressive yet still playful vocals, to the melancholic “Prettiest Boy”, which caps of the album so well. Tiger Trap seem to be your run-of-the-mill, innocent pop band, and that could be the case if not for their ability to place some killer riffs and some fantastic (yet sadly hidden in the background) drumming, which is placed carefully into their “child-like” brand of music.
In the end, Tiger Trap is the type of band you would listen to during a morning walk down the park; this isn’t the type of album which will make you ponder life and all of that trivial ***e. The only purpose of this album is to keep the listener entertained with some kick ass pop songs. The album stands at just over 30 minutes and much like the band itself the album comes and goes in a quick amount of time. However, for those that have had the pleasure to discover this explosive release, it is 30 minutes of memorable and blissful tunes.