Tigercub’s new single ‘Pictures of You’ from the upcoming album ‘Repressed Semantics’ is something of a Punk-psychedelic-Grunge-dark-Blues-Rock kinda track. Stick with this; broadly speaking it’s Rock, but this Brighton trio’s more tricksy than a seaside carnival salesman.
After luring you in with a darkly melodic guitar line and vocals which sound pilfered straight from a Jeff Buckley song-sheet , the track quickly takes a turn to the ‘slam down the volume before your ears bleed’ kinda deal as they thrash into your unsuspecting eardrums with all of the grinding grunge they can muster. Then before you know where you are the grind drops out to be replaced by drums so capable of holding not only a beat, but the whole track that it becomes almost Trip-Hop like.
Haunting, genre-defying and mostly bloody ingenious, it’s not just good jungle sense to say we’d all best keep our wits about us where Tigercub are concerned.
‘Repressed Semantics’ is released 27 November via Venn Records.