In July 2019 Tiller released a cover of the Tom Waits track ‘No One Knows I’m Gone’. His interpretation of the song prompted commentators to make comparisons to the iconic troubadours of the 60’s & 70’s golden age. Most notably Bruce Springsteen and of course Waits himself. For fans of heartfelt balladry and raw, honest performance the connection is an easy one to make.
November 2019 saw the release of The Battle Ready EP. Four tracks that delicately unravel intimate tales of the romantics, the nomads, the fighters and poets. The narrator often ambiguous, unreliable. Tiller plays with timelines, narrative form and structure. What emerges is a startlingly original collection of songs, leaning heavily on allegory and metaphor. This music will find a home with anyone thoughtful, anyone who has experienced anxiety or weighty, life changing events. It is for those seeking shelter from the short term, quick fix nature of modern life. At times political, at times personal and heartbreaking. Depending on the listener's perspective, these songs will feel poignantly out of time, or perhaps even timeless.