A fitting song for current times, ‘Call On Me’ is a song about camaraderie inspired by the late Bill Withers’ ‘Lean On Me’. A moody, slow burner that is a warm hand of gratitude placed upon the shoulder of the person that you can count on at any hour, even when you are worlds apart.
What started as a cathartic ritual soon began to take shape in the quiet moments that punctuate the life of a touring musician – in the back of the tour bus, in airports and hotel lobbies, between long-distance calls, and in the still of their seaside home. Siberian Tiger’s debut release became a true labour of love for partners in life and in music, Bree Tranter & Chris Panousakis.
For Chris the past few years have seen him fluctuate between his solo project Timberwolf and time spent on the road as Matt Corby’s guitarist, a welcome overlap with Bree, who is also a longstanding member of the band. Bree’s focus was equally on the return of her band – international indie darlings – The Middle East, who played a series of highly-anticipated concerts including two sold out nights at the Sydney Opera House. Sprawled across the globe, the pair found comfort in slowly assembling their debut self-produced EP First Dance however possible. Sometimes together, often apart, yet always making up for lost time in their home studio on the South Australian coastline.