Tuesday 18 June 2013

Tigercub - Centerfold

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

It's all going off in Brighton. Its musical heritage never seemed to stretch much further than fights on the beach between mods and rockers, but the city is a haven of top new bands these days. Tigercub are a quartet from different parts of the country who've congregated on the south coast (a possible University formation maybe?) and have set up home there to make some noisy, visceral, alternative rock music. It's a good place to pick; far enough from London not to get lost in the melee yet near enough to gig in the capital, and of course make use of Brighton's venues and get to know some of the other like-minded souls making noises from that area.

New track 'Centerfold' is almost a glam stomp, but you wouldn't have found this gracing Top Of The Pops in 1972. The odd choice word would put paid to that, along with their love of a less clean sound and making their guitars sound dirtier and more raw than traditional glam. We could place them in the fuzz-rock umbrella, but their stomping sound sets them apart from other bands whose names might crop up when using that expression. What Tigercub have made in 'Centerfold' is a modern update on traditional rock sounds and have turned out a damn fine tune in the process.

Tigercub's website

Catch them live:

Jul 02 The Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Jul 03 Think Tank, Newcastle, Australia
Jul 04 Beat Generator, Dundee, UK
Jul 05 The Tunnels w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, Aberdeen, UK
Jul 07 King Tuts, Glasgow, UK
Jul 08 Fruit, Hull, UK
Jul 09 The Duchess w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, York, UK
Jul 10 Brudnell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Jul 12 Ruby Lounge, Manchester, UK
Jul 13 The Shipping Forecast w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, Liverpool, UK
Jul 14 Buffalo Bar w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, Cardiff, UK
Jul 15 The Flapper, Birmingham, UK
Jul 17 Cargo w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, London, UK
Jul 18 The Joiners, Southampton, UK
Jul 19 Louisiana w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bristol, UK
Jul 20 The Hope w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up, Brighton, UK

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