Tiptoes Remix EP
Majestic & eclectic country livin' trio THE TONIGHTS follow on the critical success of their self-titled debut record, culling lead track 'Tiptoes' and getting various creative friends to put the song through the sonic blender, as well as recording a brand new interpretation themselves, right at home in the kitchen! Kicking off with the original album version, things get shaken up firstly by the UK's GO HOME PRODUCTIONS [aka Mark Vidler] who adds some big beat spice and tranced out house stylings that are sure to get yo' bum waggling! You may know GHP from his notorious mash-ups [Blondie/Doors, Madonna/Sex Pistols etc] and his newly released 'Mashed' album for EMI is the world's first major-label sanctioned bootleg mix record. This is sure to make his other work highly collectable-especially the legal stuff-so think of this EP as a sound investment for the future!! Next up, we load the chillum and get all blissed out with REGURGITATOR'S BENJAMIN ELY. His 'Speeka Hugga Mix' is all drifting dubbed out grooves and Axiom-style atmospherics, lulling you into a false sense of calm before........ ...the mad, psychotic acid-electro of Brisbane's resident voodoo-techno guru-NAM SHUB OF ENKI, who turned the blender up to full power and then threw it in the sink! I think Eva Fritz is in there somewhere, looking for a way out!! Excellent though these artful mixes are, it's the last track that is the real find here. Reputedly recorded while singer Eva was heavily pregnant, THE TONIGHTS have added yet another hue to their already wide ranging stylistic palette with a creepy, dark, jazz-infused take on what was, at initial conception, a three-chord, three-minute pop song with no excess baggage. Backward guitar slinks by, an angelic clone choir drops in and a distant violin struggles for air before the groove is re-inforced by rubbery bobbing bass and tinkered cymbal. The drama is concluded by Mancini-esque sax and sprawling flute, that really could be Steve Vai shredding his heart out for all we know. Or Eddie Van Halen. As if this wasn't enough to satisfy the most discerning music diner, they have included a QuickTime video of the original album version's promo. © Podman 2007 Praise for The Tonights debut album: '....a stunning first-off effort' THE SUNDAY MAIL '....a corker!' RAVE MAGAZINE '....a lavish and romantic concoction of vivid musicality' TIME OFF MAGAZINE '....an extremely promising debut ....moments of true majesty' SCENE MAGAZINE '.....immaculately produced ....a stack of fine tunes' THE COURIER MAIL.