Tandem Felix, the Dublin-based project of David A. Tapley has returned with news of a second album this October.
Entitled There’s a New Sheriff in Town, and co-produced with Stephen Dunne, it follows the 2019 debut Rom-Com, and the title track is out today for all to hear, along with a headline gig announcement at Whelan’s in November.
‘There’s a New Sheriff in Town’ is a new take on the Tandem Felix sound, with a textured nuanced production backing Tapley’s vocals, which have a more heavy feel than the previous release, a world-weary rock song.
“When I listen back to Rom-Com, it’s funny to hear how much of an idealistic fool I was. The songs on There’s a New Sheriff in Town are a lot more embittered, more jaded. I wanted to make the songs world-weary. That’s how it came together initially, although lyrically nothing was intentional, so to speak. I tend to save that for the music-side of things instead of the words. The words just happen, or at least, I let them happen.”David A. Tapley
Of the title song, Tapley says:
“[It’s] a song that contains a somewhat unreliable narrator speaking about things that are slightly similar to their life but not exactly. It’s a good representation of the album because a lot of the songs share that perspective.”
Guest on the record include B.J. Cole (who played pedal steel on Elton John’s ‘Tiny Dancer’), Ian Romano (Daniel Romano) and Joseph Shabason (Destroyer, The War on Drugs).
There’s a New Sheriff in Town artwork & tracklist:
- Finger on the Button
- There’s a New Sheriff in Town
- In The Kitchen
- Message of the Afternoon
- I Don’t Feel Welcome When You Bring Me To Your House
- Watching TV for the Hell Of It
- The Name of the Game
- The Losing Streak