UK rock trio Tigercub share new song; announce new album on Stone Gossard's label

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Friday, February 24, 2023

Tigercub shares their fever-pitched new single, “Play My Favorite Song,” available now via Loosegroove Records at all DSPs and streaming services. Marked by both hushed urgency and intense, booming dynamics, “Play My Favorite Song” heralds the impending arrival of Tigercub’s hugely anticipated third studio album, The Perfume of Decay, arriving everywhere on Friday, June 2. Pre-orders are available now.

I realized that without music I am alone, without sounds to occupy my brain intrusive thoughts begin to swirl and unease and sadness rises within me, so play my favorite song because silence makes me feel low.”



Last year saw the release of the hard-hitting first single and title track, “The Perfume of Decay.” A recent top 30 favorite at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, the track marked the Brighton, UK-based rock ‘n’ roll trio’s debut release for Loosegroove Records, the hugely influential label co-founded by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, a longtime champion of the band. “The Perfume of Decay” is joined by an equally haunting official music video, directed by Michael Bedwell of Ultra Sharp Films and premiering today at YouTube.


The Perfume of Decay sees Tigercub’s 7-foot frontman Jamie Hall drawing the curtains shut to embrace a moody, nocturnal sound that magnificently contrasts overdriven guitars with whispered vocals, tight grooves with shoegazing swells of noise, sonic experimentation with razor-sharp songwriting. Cinematic new tracks like “Play My Favorite Song” and the percussive “Show Me My Maker” offer striking counterpoint and emotional drama, their volume-cranked intensity and lyrical power fueling what is unquestionably Tigercub’s most confident and creatively visionary collection to date.

“The Perfume of Decay is set at night,” says Jamie Hall. “It was written at night, I recorded all the vocals at night, and it is at night when my thoughts race and uneasiness pours through me like running water. Under the glimmer of moonlight, my apprehension ebbs and flows like the tide and it doesn’t stop until the morning. Perfume is a diary of my emotional journey from dusk to dawn, an anxiety-fueled voyage through the storm. Lyrically, at points, it is almost a stream of consciousness. I sat up late and wrote the words down as they flashed before my eyes.

“I use my songwriting as a form of catharsis,” he adds, “a tool to examine my anxiety and insecurity about growing older and how those emotions seem to lead me towards turmoil. I pour those feelings into my lyrics and only then can I move on from them.”

Hailed by Louder Than War for their “expertly delivered bone crunching riffs and gritty alternative rock,” Tigercub will celebrate The Perfume of Decay with a stacked international live schedule that includes both headline dates and eagerly awaited North American festival performances at Daytona Beach, FL’s Welcome To Rockville (Friday, May 19) and Columbus, OH’s Sonic Temple (Saturday, May 27). For updates, please visit



29 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage


1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

2 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer

3 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

5 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe Du Nord

7 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile's Madame Lou's

8- Boise, ID – Neurolux

10 - Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep

11 - Denver, CO - HQ – Denver

12 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre - Rye Room

15 - Covington, KY - Madison Live

17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl

19 - Daytona, FL - Welcome to Rockville

25 - Nashville, TN - The End

26 - Chicago, IL - GMan Tavern

27 – Maryland Heights, MO - KPNT Pointfest †

28 - Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival †

31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café


6 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East – Upstairs

8 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom

9 - Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy

10 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery


20 - Brighton, UK – CHALK

21 - Stoke-on-Trent, UK - The Sugarmill

22 - Birmingham, UK – Asylum

23 - Gloucester, UK - Gloucester Guildhall

24 - Oxford, UK - The Bullingdon

26 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City

27 - London, UK O2 Academy – Islington

28 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Craufurd Arms

30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece

31 - Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill


1 - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - The Cluny

2 - Glasgow, Scotland - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

4 - Leeds, UK - The Key Club

5 - Manchester, UK – Gorilla

6 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction

7 - Portsmouth, UK - The Wedgewood Rooms