Tumbler are a three membered band who come from Epsom. England and have been compared to The Kinks.
Dave Needham of the band runs a tiny, but high quality studio in Epsom in a shed that used to be part of an old stable block and has collaborated there with none other than David Essex!
Their music genre is very profound folk rock. Here is my review of their album , ‘You Said’:
‘You Said’ is certainly an eclectic album. Being a fan of rock myself, the songs I appreciate most are ‘Moment (she reappears)’, ‘Break or fall’ and ‘Don’t think twice’.
I like the way ‘Moments (she reappears)’ is mysterious and is a bit like David Bowie or The Cure in its style. ‘Don’t think twice’ and ‘Break or fall’ could be described as melodic rock and compared to Oasis or Savage Garden in their style.
If you like your folk, you are also in for a treat with this album and my recommendations for this genre are ‘Rowan tree’ and ‘Flowers and miracles’. Both are gentle, yet profound, with ‘Flowers and miracles’ being similar to Bob Dylan in style.
‘Dennis and Jean’ is a very moving folk style song, telling the story of over sixty years in the life of a couple who met just after the war.
‘Call me sentimental’ could also be described as folk. This song really highlights similarities vocally to Robbie Williams.
Two more highlights for me on this album are ‘Businessman blues’ and ‘Dead man’s bones’. Tumbler move to more Americana in style on these and I admire their originality.
‘Dead man’s bones’ is a brave creation of a song, slightly dark with dry lyrics and it certainly got my attention!
I enjoyed the majority of the tracks on ‘You Said’ and I recommend it to fans of light rock, country/americana or folk, particularly if you like your music with a bit of a twist! Karen Hill