Tigercub - The Divided States Of Us (Official Video)





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Published on Aug 2, 2017

First single from Evolve or Die EP, out 29 August via Alcopop! Records
Vinyl, bundles & tickets: https://www.tigercubtigercub.co.uk/

26-27 Aug: Reading & Leeds festival
2 Sept: Bingley Festival
16 Oct: Southampton - Joiners
17 Oct: Exeter - Cavern
18 Oct: Oxford - The Cellar
20 Oct: Milton Keynes - Craufurd Arms
21 Oct: Birmingham - Flapper
23 Oct: Huddersfield - The Parish
24 Oct: Newcastle - The Cluny
25 Oct: Edinburgh - Mash House
26 Oct: Manchester - Star & Garter
27 Oct: Norwich - The Waterfront Studio

Video by Glashier
Edited by Jamie Carter

Brighton trio TIGERCUB are extremely pleased to announce the lead single from their brand new EP titled Evolve or Die set for release on 29th September via Alcopop! Records, available on limited edition red vinyl and all good digital platforms.

From the start, Evolve or Die was the band’s mantra for the next step in their creative evolution, and would be the title of the record before they even set foot in the studio. As a release in the Tigercub canon, Evolve or Die is the latest leg of an introspective journey for a band transitioning into something entirely different, a path to somewhere new and exciting.

The thematic inspiration for the record comes from a short story released in the ‘60s by Argentinian author George Louis Borge called ‘The Library of Babel’. An image of a page from one its imagined books dominates the front cover of the new EP.

The plot is set in a universe in the form of a vast library which consists of an enormous expanse of hexagonal rooms containing the bare necessities for human survival. Though the order and content of the books on the shelves is random and apparently completely meaningless, the inhabitants believe that the books contain every possible ordering of just 25 basic characters (22 letters, the period, the comma, and the space).

“Rock music can be so nostalgic and conservative” says front man Jamie Hall of the current musical climate “I think the only way to find a mass audience is to try and stay relevant, and I don’t feel like rock music tries to be relevant a lot of the time.”

“The Library of Babel opens up the question of determinism for me” he continues “Do we have autonomy over our own lives? I get that feeling with rock music sometimes, that it already contains all the possible combinations. To break out of that and create your own autonomy in a world that’s already been determined for you hits to the heart of what drives me to write songs – they compel me as an artist, these types of interesting philosophical questions.”

Evolve or Die is not a reincarnation, or a reinvention. Collectively, the band’s diverse tastes in music, the vast pool of inspiration between the three of them, their obsessive drive to learn, comprehend, even assimilate and re-interpret musical technique are deeply present within the band's presentation of songs over their catalogue so far. It’s the latest adaptation for survival from a band who want their fans to expect the unexpected on each and every release.

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