October 9, 2017 |

Tigercub – 2000 Trees Interview

Tigercub – 2000 Trees Interview

October 9, 2017 |

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I had a sit down with the guys from Tigercub to chat about playing festivals, touring and new music. The whole band was interviewed; Jamie (Vocals), James (Drums) and Jimmy (Bass) who arrives slightly late to the interview.

What’s it like to be back, after playing last year?

Jamie: yeah it feels good, bigger stage this time. And we’re just really happy that 2000 Trees asked us to play again. Because it’s so sick. So many people come here for smaller bands or upcoming bands so it just feels right. Really happy to be back.

Is the focus on smaller bands, one of your favourite things about Trees?

Jamie: Yeah definitely, a lot of people that already know our band come here anyway. And when we just played there (Pointed to The Axiom stage), I asked if people had seen us before and loads of people said yeah

James: it’s also bad being in the artist area as well, because there’s so many bands that we’ve either toured with or played shows with, like you can’t move. We immediately bumped into Dinosaur (referring to Dinosaur Pile Up) and Pulled Apart (Pulled Apart By Horses)

Today’s (Thursday) lineup on The Axiom is showcase of alt-rock, stoner, psychedelic?

James: yeah I love it

Jamie: Me too

You’ve got an acoustic set coming up, how do you approach something like that?

Jamie: I like to think that our songs work on a really basic level. It’s never too much of a struggle to transpose. It’s better with fuzz and stuff, when we’ve got heaviness but it’s also quite fun doing an acoustic set. And James is doing something cool this time around

James: we just didn’t want to approach it in that archetypical sort of way. I’m playing this little drum machine, and I’m putting fuzz on that so I’ve still got it in there somewhere.

What bands on this year’s line-up are you excited about?

James: Black Peaks, I think they’re just incredible. We toured with them, and every night you think you know how impressive it is and then you see them and they blow you away.

Jamie: We know them from back home in Brighton, my girlfriend went to school with Will their singer. So they’re just buddies. I’d recommend them, I think Frank Carter’s worth seeing. But you’re always in good company at Trees. It’s true and it’s honest, there’s no bullshit.

You released your debut album late last year. How have you seen the reaction to it?

Jamie: it’s helped us take that next step. I think people take us a lot more seriously now we’ve got a record out. And people have been living with the record for a while and they’re starting to come out the woodwork and turn up at our shows. All the shows are coming in and it just feels great. It feels it was really well received. Hopefully the record becomes something people treasure. We didn’t sell 100,000 copies but for an indie band we sold really well. It’s just been really cool.