Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams review – 'dark evocations in the shadows'

(Full Time Hobby)

Creep On Creepin' On, the punning title to Timber Timbre's 2011 album, had it just about right. This Canadian trio dispense a slow, seductive blend of blues and country that skulks in the shadows, whispering sweet nothings before baring its fangs. Singer Taylor Kirk's lyrics supply much of the menacing pleasure, "You turned me on, then you turned on me" he sings on This Low Commotion, an evocation of love as simmering hostility. There's dark artistry to the arrangements too; cobweb-strewn, velvet strings on Run From Me, and the title track's saxophone solo drips with sleazy intent.


Ally Carnwath

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