Brighton alt-rockers Tigercub have released the final track from their ‘Evolve or Die’ EP, ahead of their up-scaled London Scala show tonight, featuring Bloody Knees and Calva Louise. Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, front man Jamie Hall said: “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 [accompanying lyric] 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 track is this engaging slice of psych infused alt-rock, with catchy chrorus’, these ethereal guitar lines and a chainsaw bassline which bleed into eachother to make something that instantly lovable.
Check out the track, and the lyric video, here