Having busied themselves for the last 2 years writing and recording tracks for their debut album ‘The Narrator’ , the song-writing process and studio time brought about a realisation that it was time to leave Tiger Please behind and start afresh the new year with the People the Poet. Fan submitted stories make up the body of the album and the weight of the bands responsibility to do the songs justice had forced a change.
‘The Narrator’ is written entirely around personal life stories sent into the band by their fans. These stories cover a wide spectrum of experiences and emotions, through the joy of fatherhood ( Stabilisers (I Will Be)) to the pain of losing a parent (Nobody Else Like You ¬- featuring a guest vocal from legendary British singer/songwriter Francis Dunnery ) via the emotive 2-part tribute to 2 fans’ experiences of the fight against cancer (Pink Ribbon and Lives of Your Lovers).
‘The Narrator’ was self-released on November 4th 2013 with no management, financial backing or guidance from a record label, it reached 38 in the itunes rock chart on it's first day. The debut album has received top rated reviews across the board after getting an exclusive on the Rock Sound website. The first single "Take" which was sold as an E.P "3 Years In Limbo" reached 21 in the same chart a couple of months previous to the release. From this it then got playlisted by Planet Rock Radio. The next single "Stabilisers (I Will Be)" had it's video exclusive with Classic Rock and found it's way onto the playlist of BBC Radio Wales as well as receiving airplay from Planet Rock Radio, Kerrang Radio, XFM, Nation Radio and UCB. The forthcoming single “Molly Drove Me Away” has already had BBC Radio 1 airplay by Huw Stephens before the release and it’s upcoming music video "The Narrator" was produced (in separate sessions) by Gil Norton (Foo Fighters/Jimmy Eat World/Counting Crows), Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean/The King Blues/Canterbury) and Todd Campbell (Straight Lines/ Exit International) .
After wowing fans in 2012 on a UK tour with Charlie Simpson (their first under the new moniker ), an Autumn UK run with Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun and festival appearances at Latitude, 2000 Trees and Merthyr Rocks , The band look to the end of 2013 and the new year as their time to get back on the road and show the world the unique thought provoking concept that is "The Narrator". The band already has tours lined up in March with Straight Lines & go off on a sold out tour in April with Deaf Havana. This demonstrates the diversity of the music that The People The Poet create.