Following debut album ‘Abstract Figures In The Dark’, Brighton trio Tigercub have released their attitude filled new single ‘The Divided States Of Us’, from their EP ‘Evolve or Die’ and my god, isn’t it great?
The pinnacle of the song is that of the meaning. Frontman Jamie Hall says of the single: “There are two sides to ‘Divided States Of Us’ – the literal meaning and the metaphorical. Politically I feel like things are almost 50/50 split at the moment, there’s no longer a centre ground, but it’s also about having a divided mental state internally”.
If you thought that Tigercub were a band that was quiet and subtle, then you are quite wrong. They know exactly what they want to be heard, exactly in what way. That kind of drive is desired, an anthem filled with such power, and attitude deserves to be heard. Shouted from the rooftops.
“A lot of people are frustrated right now and that’s definitely how I feel. The song’s kind of about how opposites can exist as the same thing in your psyche, how there can be hypocrisy in your own head where you’re totally at odds with yourself; being confused and not being able to fully commit to an idea, logic against emotion, constantly pulling away from each other. The song has no answers to our problems, but it’s about empathy. We’re together in that cathartic creation with other people who have been through that shared experience.” Adds Hall.
Publically praised by both press and their peers, including the likes of The Radio 1 Rock Show and Dan P. Carter, Huw Stephens, Annie Mac, Spotify, Kerrang!, Deaf Havana, Royal Blood and so many more, this is a vital next step for TIGERCUB into uncharted territory, and aren’t they taking it by the reigns?
The summer sees the band appearing at Westival, Truck, Y Not, Reading and Leeds and Bingley Music Festival.
This song is not just a song, its a statement.