Good Tiger A Head Full of Moonlight on Limited Edition 180g LP
Good Tiger was formed in 2015 by guitarists Derya "Dez" Nagle and Joaquin "Jo" Ardiles. Dez enlisted some of the pair's most talented friends to complete the lineup: vocalist Elliot Coleman, drummer Alex Rüdinger, and bassist Morgan Sinclair. The group was intent on recording this album on their own, and announced the band to the world through a crowdfunding campaign. For a brand new band, this was a fairly risky move, but in less than 24 hours, they had raised over $18,000. By the end of their campaign this figure rose to a staggering $45,980. That sum served as a resounding endorsement from fans that, yes, they were just as excited for this new project as the band themselves.
Each of these musicians have a history of performing within the rock and metal genre, with notable acts including: Tesseract (Coleman), Architects UK (Sinclair), The Safety Fire (Nagle and Ardiles), The Faceless, Conquering Dystopia, and more (Rüdinger). What these credits really highlight is that this band has the collective experience in both songwriting and live performance departments years beyond that of any typical "new" band. In fact, Dez specifically notes that "this project, more than anything else, is focused on the live element, and making sure those aspects really come across on both our recordings and on stage. These songs were written to be enjoyed live."
With members in various locations throughout the globe, A Head Full of Moonlight was pieced together internationally by a selection of exceptionally talented individuals. Guitars and bass were recorded at Dez's own studio, Playgle Productions. Vocals were tracked both in Los Angeles with Brandon Paddock (Avril Lavigne, Black Veil Brides, Daughtry) and Washington DC (with Dez). Drums were captured in the British countryside at Middle Farm Studios with Adam ‘Nolly' Getgood of Periphery fame. Finally, the record was co-mixed by Dez and Nolly, with mastering by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio.
The result is dynamic, exciting, heavy rock music, for the lack of a better term, played by accomplished musicians and it goes without saying, that the future of this band stands to be an exceptionally bright one.