Tinlin equate to a song writing partnership of two brothers Alex & Rolf whose emphasis lies firmly in the production of original and honest, yet well-crafted music. With material born of an eclectic mix of both classical and contemporary musical influences, Tinlin incorporate a unique instrumentation of acoustic guitar, mandolin and percussion intertwined with bold vocal harmonies.
Reviewers have made various diverse comparisons ranging from Neil Young, The Beatles, Turin Breaks, Simon & Garfunkel and Crowded House. Although one must acknowledge these comparisons, they are eclipsed by the distinctive Tinlin sound.
Tinlin launched their first studio album Shade of the Shadows in September 2012. Songs from the album received fabulous reviews whilst performing as support to Paul Carrack and The Zombies on their 2013 tours. Following on from the Paul Carrack tour Tinlin released Notes From The Road, an album of 'live' tracks recorded during the tour. The brothers have played summer festivals joining the likes of Moya, Noisettes, The Feeling, Squeeze, Paul Carrack, James Blunt and Brian Wilson.
A new album Strangely Blue has just been released which has been produced by Tom Toomey of legendary band The Zombies. Tinlin are currently touring to support the album and the title track from the album has just been released as a single and video. To view the video use the following link;
Strangely Blue Review
"Tinlin’s Strangely Blue delves between many layers, none the least with that one eye on the work of America’s prime folk coupling Simon and Garfunkel and the enhancements that are all too evident as being part of a pair and the absolute trust that is needed between two people with nobody, no shadow, to hide behind."
Ian D Hall - Liverpool Sound & Vision December 2015