“One of those artists who is multi-talented; he produces, writes and gives it all on stage. Throw in Gill Bates on a Tigerilla track verse, and my ears are very much tuned in.” – KLP
“Sounds f**kin sick” – DUNE RATS
Adelaide native Tigerilla today unveils his new single and pelvic thrusting accompanying video for ‘Tulips’ ft. Gill Bates – accurately depicting the sentiment “it’s all in the hips.” A keen collaborator, with recent production credits including teen dream Mallrat’s Uninvited EP, Tigerilla called on Brisbane MC, his m8 Gill Bates to feature on his debut track with innovative label Night High Records & EMI, the brainchild of social media mogul Nic Kelly, he joins new label mate and fellow up- and-comer PON CHO. Tigerilla showcases at BIGSOUND next week and recently featured onstage with Nicole Millar, performing to monumental crowds on Troye Sivan’s record breaking Blue Neighbourhood tour.
Having recently released his Less Stress, More Success EP, toured with the likes of Allday, UV Boi and Feki and dominated sets at Come Together, Castaway & Valley Fiesta, Gill Bates energetic vocals were the perfect pick for Tigerilla’s warm, dynamic production. A track with such spectacular thrust deserves a fitting visual accompaniment. Directed by Tom Noakes the video captures the eclectic nature of the track, pitting student and teacher against each other in the ultimate “anti-dance off.”
A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, producer and songwriter, Tigerilla is heavily ingrained in the culture and creative music scene, set to open a club in his Adelaide hometown later this month, providing a space for music and entertainment to flourish. With a slew of production and remix credits under his belt including extensive touring and collaborations with the likes of rappers Allday and Baro, ‘Tulips’ ft. Gill Bates follows his 2015 offering ‘Difference’ and a support slot with local dance legend KLP on her national June tour. Emerging as one of 2016’s most exciting new talents, don’t miss Tigerilla at BIGSOUND this September.
‘TULIPS’ FT. GILL BATES
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