Tigercub- Electrowerkz, 16.11.16.

Just days after they’d released their debut album ‘Abstract Figures in the Dark’, Tigercub had the whole crowd gripped at Electrowerkz.

The band transformed the small stuffy room into an abyss of deep red light, with their music perfectly matching the unsure, post-grunge style environment.

Playing much of their older stuff, Tigercub established their distinct sound- deep bass lines, messy guitar riffs and oxymoronic percussion. It was the first time a London audience had experienced the likes of ‘Burning Effigies’ and ‘Migraine’, and their reaction was no less than awesome.

They opened with ‘Antiseptic’, a song that was included in the 2015 ‘Repressed Semantics’ EP. Its meaning is hazy, but with the message of self-reflection Tigercub bring, one can only think that the origins of this song finds itself within the repressed meanings of the titles, especially within the paradox of ‘Rich Boy’.

Antiseptic was eased into superbly with initial heavy guitar licks and brutal percussion. It was music to my ears when the familiar chords at the beginning of the song were incorporated into the mess that can only be described as pure grunge.

The new tracks sounded flawless. The heavy emphasis on bass is what makes Tigercub one of, if not, the best underrated bands around.

Another recent addition, ‘Control’ was played. This track in particular has a different ora about it, with a slight purity to its beginning. But come the middle eight, Control is totally torn from its humble beginnings, and induced with intimidating licks that perfectly sum up what Tigercub are about.

‘Destroy’ was by far the heaviest song that was played. Again, the band wowed the crowd by creating a hostile yet friendly opening for the song, slamming their instruments before hitting the well-known first few chords that can only be described as a worldly experience.

It was by far an intimate gig, but this made it all the more worthwhile. Tigercub will surely go far in the music industry, coming from Brighton’s colourful music background. As more and more bands post-grunge era come forward and bring something new to the scene, there are high hopes in what should be a new generation of old style music.

 

 

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