Meet James, James and James AKA: Tigercub, the Brighton-born band behind the rebirth of fuzzy, 90’s-style grunge….
I think we can all agree that Tiger cubs are bloody adorable… I mean look at this thing:
However, Tigercub the band aren’t that cute at all really – but they are a f*%king great rock band. And like the forefathers of their ilk; Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Weezer et al – they really don’t care if they aren’t your flask of elderflower infused green tea.
Get a load of “Centrefold” below.
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Big tune right? Lyrically, we’re in the territory of grim imagery (or grimagry – a term that I have just invented). It’s peppered all over the new EP “Repressed Semantics”. In the words of X – “It’s bitter”. But it’s a bona fide blast at the same time.
Check out “Pictures Of You” (below) where a mesmerising intro is blasted out of the water by the distorted electric guitar and crash symbol-heavy drum fill. The arrangement of the track showcases the bands talent as a unit but the best aspect of the song is the clever juxtaposition of James’ stripped back haunting vocal and the heavy, fuzzy F**k the world instrumental.
An amazing feature of this sounds’ styling is how clearly the emotions are felt through the music; feelings are almost tangible at times. It’s achieved through Tigercub’s raw authentic Rock & Roll, which can be reminiscent of a dark Oasis at times. Have a listen to “Antiseptic” (below), the monstrous guitar riff in this one in particular displays the band’s feelings towards wrongdoings caused by women and life in general.
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It’s big and uncompromising music that is even better when heard live, make sure you catch these guys in action and rock out to their impressive array of belters.
Check out Tigercub’s upcoming live shows at www.ticketweb.co.uk/tigercub including their show at The Great Escape 2016. Or to make sure you never miss a gig; download the TicketWeb App now and make Tigercub one of your favourite artists!