The Tills

The Tills

Asheville, NC -

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The Tills will play at 8:00 pm at Bailey Park on April 16th.

Artist Information

"In both confident falsetto and eyes-closed belting, lead singer Harry Harrison sings a cautionary tale about trying not to make choices that screw you over later in life: “Got a funny feeling that I don’t think this is working for me/ I can't see my life at 40/I can’t tell a single story.” He repeats a chorus of “Why do you care?”, as if to give the ‘idc’-using masses their theme song and drive home the point that nothing’s worth all that anguished sweat." - Impose

"Founded as The Critters, the Asheville garage-pop outfit was forced into a name-change when another Critters, a somewhat successful ‘60s band, threatened to sue. But with the new name... The Tills are reinvigorated. With the new chapter, the band summons the energy and enthusiasm of rookies, while their experience grants precision and confidence. Deftly toeing the line between rowdy Black Lips garage rock and crisp Strokes pop, The Tills offer sharp garage-pop brimming with energy but never stumbling into chaos." - Hopscotch Music Festival

"The Tills (formerly The Critters) play every song like rock ‘n’ roll was just discovered and their veins run with undiluted caffeine. And that’s the elevator pitch for the local band’s new 7-inch, Howlin’ (out on Phuzz Records): A hyper-bombastic dash through Animals-era rock, made more jangly, more garage-y and, ultimately, more fun. The album’s four songs (six with downloads) are at once exhausting and not enough... The Tills will get you sweaty and breathless, no workout-wear required." - Mountain Xpress Asheville"

Hot damn this some tasty garage rock. Sounds like it was pulled straight from a garage in the 60s, a bit of beachy vibe, a bit of punk, & 3 helpings of energy... These will be some of my top Garage tracks of the year. Get it and then brag about it once all your friends like them and this is sold out." - Sly Vinyl

"Howlin’ is the group’s first release as The Tills. Much in the same vein musically as Visions of Light, it’s a step up for the band in pretty much every department. Recorded and mixed by famed North Carolinian Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Birds of Avalon) at his world class Fidelitorium Recordings, the disc balances clarity and filth in a way that recalls those brief but important years between 1977 and the overproduced mid-80’s. In other words Howlin’ is produced just enough. You can hear everything and the mix is excellent, with a lot of punch and an emphasis on live in the studio takes. Think Steve Albini’s production if he didn’t hate vocals so much. This brings me to another great aspect of this record, its vocal performances. Whereas a lot of bands get all shy in the studio (mic-o-phobia?) The Tills ham it up for the tape just like they do on stage. Yea, it’s way over the top but this is rock n’ roll right? Why so serious? The Tills have been working their groove for a minute and while two 7”s over the course of six years can hardly be called quantity, rest assured that Howlin’ is quality. Pressed on thick fuchsia vinyl by taste making Winston-Salem label Phuzz Records, it’s an impressive disc not only in sound but in looks as well. Highly recommended." - Fabricoh Magazine