Tigercub announce new album “The Perfume Of Decay”

By Editor
By February 24, 2023 Leeds, News

Today, Brighton, UK-based rock ‘n’ roll trio Tigercub return with details of their highly anticipated new album The Perfume Of Decay, which is set for release on 2nd June via Loosegroove Records, the label co-founded by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, a longtime champion of the band. The album news comes on the heels of their recent single / video for the title track, which were released as a standalone at the turn of the year to widespread critical acclaim.

With The Perfume of Decay — Tigercub’s third record of nocturnal, hard-hitting rock, as well as their first full-length release for Loosegroove Records — frontman Jamie Hall draws the curtains shut and embraces a moody, melancholic sound that’s every bit as cinematic as Hollywood itself. It’s an album about counterpoint and opposites, stacked with songs that contrast overdriven guitars with whispered vocals, tight grooves with shoegazing swells of noise, sonic experimentation with sharp songwriting. For a band that’s always trafficked in drama and dynamics, The Perfume of Decay marks Tigercub’s strongest release to date.

To mark the announcement, the band have shared a powerful new single titled “Play My Favourite Song”. Combining effected, fuzz-laden guitar lines with a crushing rhythm section and hook-led vocal lines, the new single is a perfect introduction to the new record. Speaking on the single, Hall says, “I realised 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 favourite song because silence makes me feel low.”


The Perfume of Decay was recorded after an international tour that took Tigercub halfway around the world in promotion of their last album As Blue Indigo. The record was met with commercial success and critical acclaim, peaking at Number 11 in the UK Independent Albums Chart, while drawing international applause as one of the most electrifying rock releases in recent memory, with Guitar.com hailing it as “shaped by a determination not to compromise, made with tenacity and pride, and finished with a caustic bite.” “This is an expansive and experimental record,” wrote Kerrang!, “not just a twisting, twisted road through Hall’s own experiencesbut also a rebirth of a maverick rock ‘n’ roll poet.

As mind-bending and immediate on stage as in the studio, Tigercub celebrated As Blue As Indigo with a suitably epic live schedule, including a sold out UK headline tour, dates alongside longtime friends Royal Blood, and an inspirational North American run with Clutch and Eyehategod. This summer saw the band celebrating its signing to Loosegroove Records with show-stealing sets at the UK’s annual Reading and Leeds Festival as well as by joining Pearl Jam for their colossal two-night stand at London’s BST Hyde Park 2022.

In a similar vein, Tigercub have also announced extensive new headline tour dates across both the US and the UK in support of their new album. Dates are as follows and tickets are available HERE.

29/04/23 Austin, TX Empire Control Room & Garage
01/05/23 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
02/05/23 Costa Mesa, CA The Wayfarer
03/05/23 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
05/05/23 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
07/05/23 Seattle, WA The Crocodile’s Madame Lou’s
08/05/23 Boise, ID Neurolux
10/05/23 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
11/05/23 Denver, CO HQ – Denver
12/05/23 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre – Rye Room
15/05/23 Covington, KY Madison Live
17/05/23 Atlanta, GA The Earl
19/05/23 Daytona, FL Welcome to Rockville
25/05/23 Nashville, TN The End
26/05/23 Chicago, IL GMan Tavern
27/05/23 Maryland Heights, MO KPNT Pointfest
28/05/23 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
31/05/23 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
06/06/23 Cambridge, MA The Middle East – Upstairs
08/06/23 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
09/06/23 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy
10/06/23 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
20/10/23 Brighton, UK CHALK
21/10/23 Stoke-on-Trent, UK The Sugarmill
22/10/23 Birmingham, UK Asylum
23/10/23 Gloucester, UK Gloucester Guildhall
24/10/23 Oxford, UK The Bullingdon
26/10/23 Nottingham, UK Rock City
27/10/23 London, UK O2 Academy Islington
28/10/23 Milton Keynes, UK The Craufurd Arms
30/10/23 Bristol, UK The Fleece
31/10/23 Sheffield, UK The Leadmill
1/11/23 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK The Cluny
2/11/23 Glasgow, Scotland King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
4/11/23 Leeds, UK The Key Club
5/11/23 Manchester, UK Gorilla
6/11/23 Cambridge, UK The Junction
7/11/23 Portsmouth, UK The Wedgewood Rooms