The sound of delicate fury was already apparent with Tinlin’s album Shade of the Shadows, the allusion set out by brothers Rolf and Alex to the divine soul that stirs the emotions in the same vein of the likes of Del Amitri and Simon and Garfunkel, a sense of perfect beginnings for the band.
The shadows though are there though to always be dispelled, to have the allusion cracked and the legend enhanced, the shadows are only there to hide behind after all and to come out from the tentative start into fully flourished group, to make the shadows bathe in sunlight, you have to go into the realms of a mood which is Strangely Blue.
Take the vocal harmony of Scottish Del Amitri when they are at their soulful best, combine elements of America’s Simon and Garfunkel and add the passion that certain songwriters can bring to their audience and the result you have is a superb album by Tinlin titled Shade Of The Shadows.
Tinlin are brothers Rolf and Alex Tinlin, with their vocal harmonies and soft gentle refrains, they make a proposition worth listening to with some wide eyed and overwhelming abandonment. The sound they combine alongside Stephanie Blood on cello on the songs In These Arms and Don’t Want To Sleep Alone, Jack Carrack on percussion and Eleanor Tinlin on cor anglais and oboe make this an album worth seeping yourself into.