Ask any band circuiting Brighton’s venues and forging their own rep from the seaside - they’ll cite Tigercub as the glue to the scene, the band piecing everything together and bit-by-bit cementing a reputation of their own. More than a namecheck, they’re an exciting addition to the city’s fledging movement.
Post-releasing a single on Blood Red Shoes’ Jazz Life label, they’ve taken their firmest step forwards so far with ‘Destroy’, a new release on Too Pure. Two years since forming, their resolutely dingy, grit-lined rock ’n roll has become more fevered, and ‘Destroy’ sees them singing from the perspective of a haggard city-dweller. “I get around, I get around, I get around,” runs the chorus, like a germ infiltrating the system.
DIY has the first play of ‘Destroy’ below. It’s being released alongside ‘You’ on AA-side 7”, 7th August.
26 Birmingham, Off the Cuff Festival
06 London, Old Blue Last
07 Brighton, Bleach (Release party)
08 Southampton, Lennons
14 Southampton, Independence Festival