TIGERCUB Announce New EP Evolve or Die
Via Secret Pre-Order Letters To Fans
One of The First Ever Pay-What-You-Want Vinyl
Releases Coming 29th September via Alcopop! Records
Stream New Single ‘The Divided States of Us’ Now
2017 Festival Appearances at TRUCK, Y NOT, Reading & Leeds + more
Brighton trio TIGERCUB are extremely pleased to announce a brand new EPtitled Evolve or Die set for release on 29th September via Alcopop! Records, available on limited edition red vinyl and all good digital platforms.
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Listen to the brand new single ‘The Divided States of Us’ here: https://youtu.be/rPg3SCjFfEo
Marking yet another sharp change of direction from a band who seem hell-bent on staying one step ahead of the curve, front man Jamie Hall commented on the new 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.”
“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.”
Recently ramming their biggest ever headline show at Dingwalls in London to sweaty capacity, they’re now set to come back with statement EP Evolve or Die– a statement of intent & stylistic pivot for a band determined to build, to transform, to cement their reputation as one of the most innovative, powerful and relevant bands in the UK.
TIGERCUB will be releasing Evolve or Die as one of the first ever pay-what-you-want vinyl releases with physical manifesto letters delivered to their cult fanbase earlier this week, which contains a secret pre-order and stream link within. Together with Alcopop! Records, the band are taking a bold risk to break the physical distribution mould.
Commenting on the release, label boss Jack Clothier says: “This is a record which has to be heard in its purest form, whether you have money to spend on vinyl or not, and conventional music retail is not going to stand in the way of us ensuring that hardcore TIGERCUB fans can do that.”
After a rapturous reception to debut album Abstract Figures In The Dark, TIGERCUB have had a busy 2017, headlining a MEGs funded European tour, joining Royal Blood & The Fall on several of their comeback euro dates, hitting a huge UK run with Pulled Apart by Horses & Black Peaks whilst being confirmed for a stack of festivals including 2000 Trees, Y Not?, Truck, and Reading & Leeds’ Pit Stage to name a few.
Publically lauded 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!, Upset, Oli Sykes, Deaf Havana, Royal Blood and so many more, this is a vital next step for TIGERCUB into uncharted territory.
This is not a record, this is a manifesto.
Evolve or Die is released 29th September via Alcopop! Records
TIGERCUB 2017 Tour Dates + Festival Appearances:
28 Jul: Newcastle, UK – Y Not Festival
26 Aug: Reading, UK – Reading Festival
27 Aug: Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
2 Sept: York, UK – Bingley Music Festival