Every time critics and observers write obituaries for the guitar, a great guitar-toting band ride over the horizon to thrill those of us who are more interested in great songs than facile predictions. Cardiff’s Tibet are one of those bands. Their energetic and tuneful songs – a Kinks for the 3rd millennium – have won enthusiastic support on Radio 1 and Radio X.
Two members of the band are brothers – Joel and Ethan Hertz – which always brings an interesting chemistry to proceedings – and they are named after a line in Twin Peaks. Fittingly – nothing in Tibet is quite what it seems. Just as you may be tempted to think that they’re one in a very long list of bands who are trying to defibrillate the 60’s, there is an unexpected shift or a lyrical twist very much inspired by the contemporary world around them.