The Great Escape 2017 – Interviewing TIGERCUB

With less than a week to The Great Escape Festival kicking off in Brighton, it is time to get to familiarise yourself with another great band on the massive line up.

I caught up with fuzzy alt-rockers Tigercub, and as the trio is Brighton based they had a lot to say about TGE.

Don’t forget to check them out live during TGE on Saturday at The Old Market at 10pm!


Hey Tigercub, I hope you are well!
Could you introduce yourself to the readers of ‘Mels Jukebox’ with 5 words please?

Alright mates, its Tigercub. Hi.


You have just been on tour with ‘Pulled Apart By Horses’, how was that? Any crazy antics that you can tell us about?

Really really, great we love those dudes and Thee MVP’s. Loads of busy shows up and down the UK playing Rock music, which is always a re-affirming activity for a rock band. A highlight was certainly the sold-out show at the Brudenell, which involved a cardboard cutout of Ainsley Harriot crowd-surfing and ultimately Jamie and Tom having a minor TLC match & Tom getting choke slammed off a ladder through our merch table. Should have been pay-per-view.


Festival season is about to kick-off and Tigercub will be part of The Great Escape Festival.
As you are Brighton based, how does it feel to take part in such a great event, which is literally on your door step?

TGE is cool yeh, we’ve always been involved in some way or another. Hundreds of bands descend on our town and we get to see them over the course of a few days. Chip shops/ Launderettes/ Public Toilets become venues, noticeably more drunk people are present on the street at breakfast time. It’s all good stuff.


I am sure you have been punters at The Great Escape Festival in the past and have seen it all.
But what would you say has been your best TGE experience so far?

We really loved playing the basement of Nowhere Man (Our mates coffee shop) with Demob and Dream Wife last year. It was about 60 degree’s c down there.


Your biggest headline gig to date is coming up quickly after TGE, when on 6th June you will be tearing Dingwalls in Camden apart.
Do you have anything special planned to mark the occasion?

We will be playing in time for this one.


What’s all the rage about your ‘Shithead’ league on Twitter? Can someone please explain?

Shithead got pretty real on the European tour we did in February. So much so that our sound guy bought a hat to be worn by the loser each game. In our little tour bubble, it almost became more important than the shows. Jamie is now in rehabilitation and our Twitter account is now displaying other information alongside Shithead League tables.


Thanks a lot Tigercub!
Catch you live in Brighton! ☺


You can find out more about TIGERCUB  here.

If you still haven’t bought your ticket, be quick and get the last tickets here.


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