By Edward Burnett
Brighton three-piece band Tigercub ROAR to life with latest single, ‘I.W.G.F.U.’
I first came across Brighton band Tigercub a couple of years ago when I listened to their debut album, ‘Abstract Figures in the Dark’. This album, released in 2016, did something that very few albums can manage these days- keep the listener hooked all the way through, track by track. Yes this is seemingly something one would come to expect from an album but finding it is another challenge all together. I remember thinking what this band do so well is they keep the style fresh. From song to song, thematically or lyrically the band switch from the dark, such as ‘By Design’ to the lighter sounding songs, such as ‘Up in Smoke’, effortlessly. Naturally, I knew that when I heard that the band were releasing their latest single, ‘I.W.G.F.U.’, yesterday, I had to listen and see if the magic remained. It didn’t disappoint.
On the back of studio album number two, 2021’s ‘As Blue as Indigo’, the band have followed up with potentially their darkest sounding song yet. Whereas the title track of their sophomore was one of mesmerising beginnings, ‘I.W.G.F.U.’ wastes no time getting to the heavy with an intense drum track pounding from the off. This makes for a strong start that is only enhanced by the almost instant addition of the electric guitar which rages at the same pace. Layered on top of this, frontman Jamie Hall’s soft vocals instigate a cross-switch in tone. This collection of contrasting sounds works so well, leading into the chorus. From there on in, the song climbs the decibels and becomes more unhinged than a grizzly bear on a bender.
All in all, the latest offering from Tigercub is as strong and as hard as they’ve ever gone and certainly represents a tonal shift from what we have come to expect from the Brighton boys. They’re on the prowl and the competition best watch their backs.
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