Tigercub to release new studio album “As Blue As Indigo” on June 18th 2021

Tigercub As Blue As Indigo cover
Tigercub came crashing back into public consciousness earlier this year with the massive “Beauty” and “Beat on My Heart (Like A Bass Drum)”, their first new material since 2017 and both forging a powerful statement of intent. Last month they also announced the news of a much-anticipated second album, “As Blue As Indigo”, set for release on June 18th, 2021, through Blame Recordings. 

The record was written and produced by the band’s own Jamie Stephen Hall, engineered and co-produced by Adrian Bushby (Foo Fighters, Muse) and subsequently mixed by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Ghost, Royal Blood). Written over two years, “As Blue As Indigo” champions introspection drawing on the subjectivity of colour.

Tigercub today share the excellent third single from the album, “Blue Mist in My Head”, an expansive outing that pairs soft, lilting vocals and deeply personal lyrics to striking musical dynamics and one of their strongest chorus hooks yet. Listen to the new track below.

Jamie had the following to say about the themes behind their latest song:
“Lyrically "Blue Mist in My Head" is about coping with depression whilst feeling alienated and disconnected from others. That sense of feeling like I’m on auto-pilot going through the motions of life - I’m not really there, I’m not in the room, I’ve disappeared completely”.

Available on LP, CD and digital formats, you can pre-order “As Blue As Indigo” here.

1. As Blue As Indigo
2. Sleepwalker
3. Blue Mist in My Head
4. Stop Beating on My Heart (Like A Bass Drum)
5. Funeral
6. Built to Fail
7. Shame
8. As Long You’re Next to Me
9. Beauty
10. In the Autumn of My Years

Jamie, who stands 7 foot tall and is the band’s sole songwriter, claims the creative fire for “As Blue As Indigo” was sparked by colour theory and the notion that what each human eye sees as colour could be totally subjective. That idea led him to explore his own personal issues through a similar prism, exploring topics including anxiety, depression, toxic masculinity, the death of his grandmother and the recent suicide of a close friend; and in turn began spinning the lyrical thread that ties the entire record together.

Putting himself under the microscope was to become key:
“I never really felt in the past that I could talk about really personal things. I’d always used a mask. It’s quite easy to do that because you’re not exposing yourself in anyway. I’d always subconsciously tried to shy away from talking about myself,” he notes. “I didn’t want to do that anymore. I wanted this to be about me and process my emotions for the first time. I think that’s made us more genuine and authentic as a band”.

“As Blue As Indigo” is as colourful a journey as the vivid title suggests, its ten tracks span the progressive to the immediate, the gentle to the monolithic, and most of all fulfill the significant potential the band have always promised. “As Blue As Indigo” is an album that looks set to cement their place at the top table of British rock acts in 2021.

The band have also announced a headline tour for later in the year and tickets will go on sale next Friday 16th April at 9am.

Tigercub will be playing the following dates:

UK Tour Dates 2021:
Nov 27: Brighton, England - CHALK
Nov 28: Guildford, Surrey, England - The Boiler Room
Nov 29: Tunbridge Wells, England - The Forum
Dec 01: Norwich, England -  The Waterfront
Dec 02: Leeds, England - Brudenell
Dec 03: Sheffield, England - The Leadmill
Dec 04: Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Dec 05: Newcastle, England - The Think Tank
0Dec 6: Birmingham, England - Dead Wax
Dec 07: Nottingham, England - Bodega Social Club
Dec 08: Manchester, England - The Deaf Institute
Dec 10: Cardiff, Wales - Clwb Ifor Bach
Dec 11: Southampton, England - The Joiners 
Dec 12: Exeter, Devon, England - The Cavern 
Dec 14: London, England - Lafayette