First for music news
This Week's Issue
You’re logged in

Tiny Fingers - 'Megafauna'

Israelis' third album suffers from an unwillingness to let its songs breathe

Tiny Fingers - 'Megafauna'

Album Info

  • Release Date: July 28, 2014
  • Label: Anova
4 / 10 Their sound sprawls across post-rock, psychedelia, dub and electronica, but it's easier to describe Tiny Fingers as an instrumental prog-rock band, the kind of group you might expect Animal Collective and Omar Souleyman to discuss over lunch. Fittingly, the Israeli quartet’s third album ‘Megafauna’ could have come from pretty much anywhere. The cover’s a cheesy sci-fi illustration and the soupy music is a bloodless modern facsimile of King Crimson. The seven-minute 'Demands' is especially arduous, swamped in misplaced bass and cat-swinging guitar wails. Oren Ben David's riffs are occasionally decent, and fans of The Mars Volta might get their jollies in parts, but Tiny Fingers suffer from an unwillingness to let their songs breathe.

Noel Gardner

To rate this track, log in to NME.COM

To read all our reviews first - days before they appear online - check out NME magazine, on sale every Wednesday

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

More Videos
More Various Artists
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read Reviews
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today