Straight from their awesome debut album Abstract Figures in The Dark, Control will be the next single from Tigercub.
Even though it was released on the album in November, its dedicated release – and most likely music video to come – suggest the punks aren’t going to go away anytime soon.
The song’s repetitive electro melody shows another side to the band, stripped of their usual angst, with a heavier bassline in juxtaposition.
The bridge is reminiscent of the shoegaze often associated with Brighton bands, while the distortion pedals help Tigercub create their trademark sound.
Frontman Jamie Hall says of the single: “Control is about swallowing your bile and saying absolutely nothing even though you know it’s rotting you away from the inside … I’m riding the stairway to apathy and I want to get off now.”
Tigercub are playing a number of UK and European dates in the next month.
As well as playing at the CTM All-Dayer in London on Saturday, they’re touring with Black Peaks, starting tomorrow in Oxford.
There’s also a headline show on 29 January at Jimmy’s Bar in Manchester. Full dates:
Tigercub UK Tour
January 24 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
January 25 – The Anvil – Bournemouth, UK
January 26 – The Dome – London, UK
January 28 – Tufnell Park Forum (at the CTM All-Dayer) – London, UK
January 29 – Jimmy’s Bar – Manchester, UK
January 30 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK
January 31 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
February 1 – Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
February 2 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
February 3 – Moles – Bath, UK
February 4 – Firebug – Leicester, UK
February 5 – O2 Academy Birmingham – Birmingham, UK
Tigercub European Tour
February 16 – Sugar Factory – Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 17 – Kleiner Donner – Hamburg, Germany
February 18 – Underground – Cologne, Germany
February 19 – Kantine Berghain – Berlin, Germany
February 20 – Sunny Red – Munich, Germany
February 21 – Hirscheneck – Basel, Switzerland
February 22 – Serraglio – Milan, Italy
February 24 – Supersonic – Paris, France