Fun. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when listening to Manchester’s Tribal Fighters.
These self-proclaimed purveyors of twiddly Babe Pop are blessed with the natural exuberance of youth but in contrast to so many other bands it is the exuberance, rather than the youth, that is immediately apparent in their music.
Debut EP ‘Brave Men Can’t Party‘ is an immaculately-crafted body of work in which intricate melodies are carefully hung over a backdrop of funky rhythms, creating a foot-tapping, head-nodding whole that is utterly irresistible. ‘Brave Men Can’t Party’ weighs in at a hefty forty minutes and combines 5 tracks of what can only really be described as ‘math pop’ with three striking remixes from Vei, Borland and fellow Cognitive Dissonance label mates The Narrows.
The band are making waves in Manchester’s live scene with a reputation for party poppers and brilliantly surreal Destiny’s Child covers, and supported Three Trapped Tigers in 2011, playing at Supernormal Festival in 2012.