Brighton’s TIGERCUB have announced the release date for new EP Evolve or Die, set to hit our ears on September 29th through Alcopop! Records!
Have a listen to lead single The Divided States of Us below;
Frontman Jamie Hall says of the track; “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.”
The band are set to release the EP on all digital platforms as well as limited edition vinyl, being one of the first bands to release a record on a pay-what-you-want physical issue! The band issued manifesto letters to their cult fanbase earlier this week which contained a secret stream and pre-order link. This is something different and we have to say we approve of them trying to break the mould!
Alcopop! Records 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.”