Today’s track of the day comes from rock quintet Tigress from Chelmsford with their new single ‘Power Lines’, taken from their second EP due for release early next year via Lab Records.
With the backing of Radio 1 DJ Huw Stevens ‘Power Lines’ has come with a strong recommendation from from the bands local BBC introducing, Essex. Kerrang Radio’s Alex Baker has also given the single heavy backing. With this kind of high profile endorsement this can be nothing less than a highly promising start for the group. This summer the band played their first set of UK headline shows including a complete sell out in their hometown. We can only hope for more of the same next year.
With powerful female lead vocals and a tsunami backing of guitars and drums, this looks like it’s set to be a tenacious addition to the English Rock scene. If ‘Power Lines’ is anything to go by the release of their EP looks extremely promising.
Can you tell us what your new track ‘Power Lines’ is about?
‘Power Lines’ is about the end of the world. I (Katy) am really into the environmental issues faced on a daily basis. It’s a big concern for all of us, but always gets brushed under the carpet. I felt the urge to vent some of my concerns in this song.
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You worked with You Me At Six guitarist Max Helyer and John Mitchell to co-produce your debut EP ‘Human’. Do you think this partnership helped shape, influence and change your sound?
I wouldn’t say it shaped our current sound; I would say that it changed our attitude towards music. They helped us to be truer to ourselves, and what we like creating, without feeling the need to produce music that would please other people.
How does it feel to have backing from Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens?
Amazing. It’s always been a career ambition to have our music played on Radio 1, and he has played 2 of our singles now, which is a massive achievement for us on a personal level.
Is there a particular message you want to convey in your music?
We just want to be honest about the things we write about. I don’t like to write about subjects that aren’t true to me, or subjects that I haven’t lived through.
Are there any bands or artists that particularly influenced your sound?
So many. We love bands that really hit us hard and make us feel something. We’re influenced by bands such as Bring Me The Horizon, Nothing But Thieves, 30 Seconds To Mars and Twenty-One Pilots because of the raw and epic nature of their music.
Your new single ‘Power Lines’ has a different sound. What pushed you as a band in this direction?
It was a natural progression that just happened. We like to experiment with our sound and everything slotted nicely into place with ‘Power Lines’. It has a sound that continues in our new EP
What can we expect from the rest of your EP early next year?
High energy songs with a more experiential edge. We’re in the studio at the moment and each day we’re pushing ourselves harder and harder to create something to be really proud of.
What are your main ambitions for the next year?
We want to hit the road some more, play some great festivals and release some new music and try and really enjoy the next year. We hope that people like the new direction we are heading in.