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Selected praise for "As Blue As Indigo": "Long-awaited second album from bombastic Brighton rockers Tigercub brilliantly redefines who and what they are… a rebirth of a maverick rock’n’roll poet." KKKK - Kerrang! Voted Best Albums released in June Albums Of The Year Upset Magazine “One of the best rock records of the year” **** - Under The Radar "A swaggering rock'n'roll record, stacked with monolithic riffs and packed with hooks." **** - DIY “It’s a return that confirms the brains behind the project, Jamie Hall, as a grunge and garage rock mastermind... three years away have only done favours for the underground icons.” **** - Dork "One of the most inventive bands on the UK scene." **** - Upset "Tigercub epitomise the exciting talent bubbling beneath the mainstream surface of the UK’s rock scene." - CLASH "Jumping from head-mangling riffs to quiet passages of stark vulnerability, it's an album made to prodded, poked and pondered." - Rock Sound Classic Rock's Hot List
Brighton power-trio Tigercub return today with the thundering "I.W.G.F.U.", the band's first new material since their second album "As Blue As Indigo" landed at the start of summer. Produced by the band's front man Jamie Stephen Hall and mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood), the latest cut from Tigercub further establishes Hall's talent for pairing woozy melody to infectious, contorting riff-work. Hooky and immediate, "I.W.G.F.U." is another statement from a band clearly on an ascent. The band's Jamie Hall had the following to say about the single: "I wanted a party song to kick off our first headline tour in four years. I.W.G.F.U is that song, it’s a thrill ride, start to finish, it journeys through the dynamic spectrum at breakneck speed and I think lands harder than anything we’ve ever done. It's about drinking, and that moment when despite my best efforts to abstain, my impulse always takes over and I say: “fuck it” let’s go big." Listen to "I.W.G.F.U." HERE Tigercub's second album, "As Blue As Indigo", landed in June to rave reviews from rock and alt press internationally. The record, that Upset calls one to "cement them at the top of the food chain" and has included in their albums of the year, was written and produced by the band's own Jamie Stephen Hall, engineered and co-produced by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) and subsequently mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood). Written over two years, "As Blue As Indigo" champions introspection drawing on the subjectivity of colour. Available on LP, CD and digital formats, you can purchase the record HERE Following on from recent tour dates in support of Royal Blood, and a breakthrough performance at Download Pilot, the band tour "As Blue As Indigo" and their new single with a series of headlining shows starting in their hometown of Brighton at CHALK this Saturday, the 27th of November. The band will take Bad Nerves and Dirty Hit's King Nun as their supports for the tour. Catch Tigercub live on the following dates: November 27: Brighton, England - CHALK 28: Guildford, Surrey, England - The Boiler Room 29: Tunbridge Wells, England - The Forum December 01: Norwich, England - The Waterfront 02: Leeds, England - Brudenell 03: Sheffield, England - The Leadmill 04: Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 05: Newcastle, England - The Think Tank 06: Birmingham, England - Dead Wax 07: Nottingham, England - Bodega Social Club 08: Manchester, England - The Deaf Institute 10: Cardiff, Wales - Clwb Ifor Bach 11: Southampton, England - The Joiners 12: Exeter, Devon, England - The Cavern 14: London, England - Lafayette
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Back in 2018 the Brighton-based three piece were on the crest of a wave. As well as regular plays on daytime Radio 1 and a Rockest Record from the Radio 1 Rock Show, years of near non-stop touring had seen them sell out The Scala and play a triumphant hometown show at The Concorde 2. On their last EP, Evolve Or Die, they’d pushed the live-wired sound of their 2016 debut, Abstract Figures In The Dark, massively broadening their sonic palette and delivering Tigercub’s pile-driving guitar gut-punch within an intense digital static.
It seemed like a good place to put things on pause for a bit and in the downtime the band's lead songwriter and frontman Jamie Hall started tinkering with his own brand of gonzoid psych-pop under the name Nancy. Intended only as a DIY experiment, the project massively took off. Nancy was Hype Machine’s most blogged artist, Hall bagged two record deals and played a string of dates around the world. Not bad for something he’d done in his bedroom chiefly to keep his songwriting chops up. Enough to keep you busy you’d think, but Hall was itching to get back to the day job, determined to use all he'd learned from the solo project to further Tigercub on their return. And what a return it is.
Out Now on Blame Recordings