Photo by: Lindsey Harris-Shorter
Photo by: Lindsey Harris-Shorter

I love when I find artists through other artists’ pages. It just feels right, like I’m really tracing my fingers on a web of music. I walked into this song with a very subtle build-up. You could hear small calls in the background, then the drums hit and front-man Taylor McCleskey grabbed my hand, and took me on a journey. The song just gives off so many good feelings. You will have no choice but to grab a partner and dance, no choice at all.

Formally known as The Tarlatans, Beach Tiger based in Charleston, SC, came together only last year (2015) and has already seen waves of success, with over 150 000 streams on Spotify and Soundcloud for their first two singles “Just Woke Up” and “Mind Make“. The change in name also brought a significant change in sound. The group went from their folk-Americana style, to more indie-pop vibe, which I think suits them very well.

“Companion” is a fun song that’s easy to move to. Not only does it make you think of (or want) that special person in your life, it makes you want to feel the sun on your skin and dance happily. As mentioned earlier, the build up in the song really sets its stage. You’re not sure what you’re in for, but you know it’s something good. Beach Tiger gives you a catchy melody and impressive guitar effects that you won’t forget.

This is a band you want on your radar this summer.

Check out Beach Tiger’s latest single, “Companion”, below.

Want to see Beach Tiger live? Here are their concert dates.

July 23 – Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC
July 28 – Dive ‘n’ Boar, Greenville, SC
July 29 – Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
July 30 – The Royal American, Charleston, SC

Connect with Beach Tiger: Facebook | Soundcloud | Website

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From her parents playing Nigerian afrobeat to spending her weekends searching through music blogs, Beverly Osazuwa has developed an appreciation for the art, beauty, and emotion behind music. Based in the Greater Toronto Area, you can usually find her discovering something new on Soundcloud, looking for upcoming concerts, checking her twitter, or writing short stories (often inspired by songs).