Thursday, January 18, 2018

Listen to 'Faking Laughter' as you enjoy a beer with Tigercub

Credit: Jodie Canwell

Words: Ellie Ward

Brighton trio Tigercub have announced a pair-up with Bloody Knees and Calva Louise for their up-scaled London headline show tonight (January 18) at Scala.

The trio will then play their biggest ever hometown show tomorrow at Concorde 2 in Brighton supported by Our Girl, Glum, and Sick Joy.

Check out the new lyric video for ‘Faking Laughter’, the final track to be taken from their 'Evolve or Die' EP, below.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, frontman Jamie Hall says:

"'Faking Laughter' is about coping with the absurdity of our post-satire news cycle. We now live in a culture where our politicians and public figures are feeding us bullshit every day, and we all know it's bullshit, but instead of doing anything we just dutifully carry on with our lives as if it's not actually happening. It feels like things are so out of control now - the only way to function is to be completely apathetic and indifferent to what we see.

“For the video I cut the song to early computer graphic animations from the 60s & 70s myself. I thought it would work well to contrast old programmed visions of the future as a backdrop to my own surreal/escapist take on life today. I also ran the track through an Oscilloscope - which is a frequency visualiser - to emphasise the cyclic hypnotic feel to the song. "

The band also announced a special limited edition craft beer in partnership with Signature Brew which will be available at the live shows. ‘Safemode’ is the brand’s latest collaboration beer, brewed with the Brighton rock outfit to create a beguiling Belgian Pale Ale, released exclusively at the two gigs.

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