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    This is the first issue/version of Thru The Nite.

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Striped scarf round your neck Remember me in the shadow town square I just walked past stranger friend Held your things by the clock tower I do I do remember I just walked past stranger friend Handing out leaflets now Doing that you must be laughing I just walked past stranger friend I was hiding my head Like a double agent for the blow ins
Abbey ruins 02:06
It smelt like chip pan fat in your wild house Shot arrows from skateboard rooves Melted soldiers hidden from the view Of the stream the sandbag and the flood It’s been a while since our Fizzy pint-size reunion I’ve seen your friends treat you cruel You were better than them Sitting by abbey ruins backpack s kicked to the head strap Long arms punched And coins in the carwash fund It’s been a while since our Fizzy pint-size reunion I’ve seen your friends treat you cruel You are better than them
Granite 05:19
Making tracks in granite The earth is still my favourite planet I’ve been under the impression I am evil Is that the situation with you also? Watering your favourite plants Giving smaller things a better life Makes you feel as if you stand a chance Makes it seem more possible to survive When you say god is a woman Are women supposed to take that as a compliment? We still cut girls when they are children Just another way to control them Dig your trench down to bedrock Vision obscured by the void fog We are safe beneath the mountain We are safe underneath the mountain
There are dealerships blocking the lines That have been walked by older feet than mine We are lost, lost short of the footway sign We’ve hidden rivers, hidden hopes Hidden rivers, hidden hopes We couldn’t squash the wasp so we stamped the ant And the clouds stand in dark clarity But despite yourself There are hidden rivers, hidden hopes Hidden rivers, hidden hopes
Untitled 3 01:34
Untitled 5 05:52
Untitled 6 05:41
The plants are brittle and dry Towers the colour of the sky There is a ghost of a tree Up the side of a building Fire shrinks back inside Red blood under a scab Like fruit and ripe At the core when it’s wrinkled outside I expand and contract I breathe in and out Try to anticipate change When to be quiet when to be brave I walk through trees with headphones on I sit on stumps listening to songs I walk to work in dark blue light Street lamps still on from last night I walk deep into the city Between trees and buildings Nowhere to go but farther from home
Soon it will be dark and both our backs are arched The sun dropped the same way hours ago They say the city never sleeps but it’s quiet in the second night And you could get lost here It’s not safe There’s a fox screaming out the window The sun sets through the railings I’m the only one awake By the go home railway, Winterbourne’s our shame And you could get lost here It’s not safe There’s a fox screaming out the window
Untitled 2 00:40
Killer whale 01:30
You offered me an artichoke heart Soaked in oil and tender Do you remember? It’s time for us to pack our clothes And all the other favourite things we can carry And climb out of the rubble And shed our old selves And face the future I found the note you wrote to me When you thought you were dying Do you remember? The winter time has rearranged All the familiar landmarks And left us empty And when the grief finally fades It leaves everything rearranged like a cruel winter
Untitled 4 01:16
There’s only room On this old lake For two birds Translucent paper plate Coffee in the pot Etched in black dirt Gloves made of handholds White-feathered birds Homing pigeons on warplanes Extremely well-to-do You were too young to fly Fastened to the railing Raised in centimeters Knitted in a factory 60s houses fallen softly A cool guy in shades Ladder scaffolded Sugar-tired feeling Southbank bunkers Blisters from the backpack Pearls in Iceland Endlessly beaten down grass What do we make here? Dyed with a chemical Walk through the city All through the night
Firework smoke Crept down the park’s sidestreets Cold at the roundabout Pale lights and plastic doors I’m calling you out I thought that they would run us down So we lifted legs at the pace of pistons Found the few places to still sit down With our own hot drinks and space for talking I’m calling you out



We are proud to finally present Thru The Nite, an album by Tiger + Panda + Otter + Ox + Badger + Pigeon + Lion + Bear + Rabbit + Chipmunk, available in the following formats:

– Download
– Audio cassette.

Listen, the reason we chose to make this first ‘pressing’ of the physical item in this format is because:

1. We wanted a format with two sides as we composed this album with a break in the middle
2. We cannot afford to press a record this time (we’d really like to in the future)
3. The minimum order for duping tapes is much lower and cheaper
4. Out of tapes and CDs, tapes are nicer objects.

When you purchase the cassette, you get the download for free.

There will be a small music show to celebrate the release of the album at Friendly Records, North Street, Bristol, on the afternoon of Sunday 23 July 2017. We’ll sell tapes there.

This is an album about falling asleep with the radio on.

Also, you may find that some of these songs seem to be political. The fact is these songs are all political and are all personal and they are about reality and also about feelings. We do not want to claim or invade anybody else’s space. This is just our small thing, from our finite perspectives.


released July 24, 2017

Tiger + Panda are Oliver Watson and Henry Ireland

Steve Brett – clarinet
David Burke – guitar
Frances Dixon – vocals
Phil Dodd – trumpet, percussion, gargling
Nicol Parkinson – drums, guitar, piano, gargling
Emma Rayner – drums
Jack Sanderson Thwaite – saxophone, percussion, gargling
Michal William – Mbira, vocals, percussion, gargling

All songs and arrangements by Tiger + Panda except Untitled 6, Composed/improvised by Nicol Parkinson with Michal William.

Recorded on 4-track tape on Saturday 2 July 2016 in the small hall, Cotham Parish Church, Bristol by Henry Ireland and Phil Dodd. Mixed and mastered on the cloud by Henry Ireland, Nicol Parkinson and
Oliver Watson.


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