Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time it's Tigercub...
Format: 7″ pink translucent vinyl
Side A: You - Here’s a short sharp shock of throbbing guitars and bashing drums from Tigercub. Reminding me a little of Weezer but with less student-alluring angst and more pop punk sensibilities. A beautifully crafted melange of soaring guitars and hard but never aggressive vocals. A perfect slice of 7″ single nirvana for lovers of tightly produced indie rock.
Side B: Destroy - Slightly more edge, grunge and industrial tones infuse this infectious track. Here is a band who clearly understand how to build a song using complementary instrumentation, soaring to dirty murky heights but never overwhelming the listener with too much noise. There’s a bit of Depeche Mode going on, but with ferocious guitars.
Finyl Thought: A whole heap of grungy guitars that leave a smile on your face and big thoughts in your mind.
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First published on From the Listening Nook - Find Neil in his nook @listeningnook
Images - TooPure & Neil Gardner