Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Lost Tiger to find out more…
Who is in the duo, how did you meet, where are you from and how did you come up with the name?
20 year old identical twins Zac (lead vocals, guitarist) and Alfie (drums, vocals) are a duo pursuing a career as Lost Tiger. From Stourport-On-Severn, West Midlands, they came up with the name ‘Lost Tiger’ after reading a quote in a book that read ‘we’ve lost a tiger to the wild’. Zac - “it’s not about being lost - it’s about being free to do what you want to do”.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
We’re influenced by early Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Led Zeppelin. We also take a lot from blues riffs which we heard growing up, as well as more modern artists such as Tom Grennan, Harry Styles and The Amazons.
How would you describe your sound?
Punchy, honest, beefy, catchy and entertaining.
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
‘Friend Of Mine’. It’s a true story about a close friend of ours who got in with the wrong crowd, and went down a different path to the one we thought he’d follow.
What’s your local music scene like?
We love Stourport and the music scene is a great one - everyone involved in music around us are really friendly, and the people in Stourport are really supportive of us.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
We’ve released a couple singles now which we are really proud of - now we’re working really hard on our live show, we love playing live so hopefully we can get out and gig as much as possible.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
We’d always be interested in collaborating with another artist - working with other musicians is always good fun and they’re great to learn from. So anyone who is a good laugh really!
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
People always get us mixed up when we’re out and about, luckly when we’re live we stick with our instruments so people can tell us apart on stage!
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
Lost Tiger are best experienced live.