Evolve Or Die is the latest EP from Tigercub who have a huge list of accomplishments to date including tours with Royal Blood, The Fall and Pulled Apart By Horses to name a few, while also performing at Reading & Leeds and 2000 Trees Festival, the Brighton trio are set to make stardom, right? Let’s have a look into the EP.
Starting things off with a distorted tapping sound in Divided States Of Us, an eerie vocalist draws similarities to Queens Of The Stone Age as an ever increasing distorted guitar/bass drops into the mix. A really grunge/experimental tone fills the track from start to finish, feeling very bland and boring in terms of a track that could be made more interesting.
Into The Ashes also kicks off with a fully distorted and over-driven rhythm which fades into a less yet still distorted guitar and the droney, depressing vocals go over the verse. A build up for the 2.30 mark of the track still doesn’t make much of an impact with a melodic guitar line and more drum input while the song still feels all too easy with no real spark.
A different approach with It’s Only Love while vocals become more clean and more interesting without the depression over a clean washy sounding guitar. As all instruments blend into the mix giving a psychedelic, spacey feeling which I’m sure any 4/20 fanatics would find fascinating. So far this has been the most interesting part of the EP bringing a new element into the record.
Faking Laughter has same similarities to the opening track as the same dynamics are used through the duration of the song but with the exception of bringing a nice airy chorus while playing a gritty bass line amongst guitars chiming and vocal lines being sung beautifully.
I mean they must be doing something right to have a great background of feats, so maybe it’s not my type of jam like Marmite, either love them or hate them. Have a look for yourself by checking them out on their UK Headline tour which kicks off 16th October.
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