Label: Blame Recordings
Released: 18th June 2021
It’s been a long five years since the release of Tigercub’s 2016 debut album, and it’s a return that confirms the brains behind the project Jamie Hall, as a grunge and garage rock mastermind.
Years away from Tigercub has only done favours for the underground icons (Jamie, in that duration, was focusing on his eccentric psych-pop alter ego NANCY). The songwriting has been refined tenfold and feels a far cry from their QOTSA-pigeonholed beginnings. ‘Blue Mist in My Head’ is without a doubt the best song Tigercub have ever written, a tear-jerking balance of light and shade – where soft and vulnerable vocal melodies and lyricism sharply contrast against dark gothic instrumentation.
Packed with choruses with conviction and more riffs than you know what to do with (plus soft ballads in between for good measure), ‘As Blue as Indigo’ makes us hope we won’t have to wait as long for Tigercub’s next instalment.