“Spinning yarns of ‘The Pilgrim’ and their quest to re-discover ancient terrain, you are warmly invited to witness encounters with strange creatures, forgotten lands, and halcyon loves.”
Set in a fictional universe of green hills, choppy seas and red creatures, 'On A Grassy Knoll (We’ll Bow Together)' starts the adventure into this mysterious land, as Tapir! tell the story of the Pilgrim, a creature embarking to unearth the land's history, meeting all sorts of strange characters along the way.
Inspired by the storytelling theatrics of Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Spelling, with twiddling guitars, drum-machines and vocal flights fluttering, their tender songcraft glistens with folkish charm and ambrosial melodia.
Recorded and produced by Joe Futák and featuring backing vocals and violin from Christie Gardner and Helen Dixon of London-based duo Lilo, 'On A Grassy Knoll (We’ll Bow Together)' is taken from their debut EP, Act 1 (Opening), the first part of their forthcoming debut multidisciplinary narrative album. Intending to immerse listeners over time, Act 1 (Opening) is the first of 3 episodic EPs, which they’ll compile into the complete album in early 2024. Core to maintaining their DIY ethos and playful nature, the band plan to release works in a range of mediums in their multidisciplinary approach, with paintings, set design, soundscapes, costumes, short films, masks, animation, puppetry and theatrical plays all set to come alongside. This begins with the band’s self-shot, self-directed and self-produced video for ‘On a Grassy Knoll (We’ll Bow Together)', produced via their art collective ‘My Life is Big’ and matched with vocalist Ike Gray’s artwork for the single and EP.