After 3 incredible EP’s and a significant number of tours and shows all across Europe and the UK including support slots with Skindred and Bring Me The Horizon, UK Alternative Pop Rockers Tigress burst into full swing with their debut full length record Pura Vida.
Opening track Generation delivers massive sounding noise rock with charged lyrics highlighting societal issues and their relationship with body image hence setting the tone of a record that is due to open many deep, dichotomous conversations both for the band and the alternative music scene alike.
As the record progresses the Grunge guitar tones and power pop riffs that they have established their core sound with seep through consistently driving the record forward.
Unsurprisingly, the blaring guitar work and gang vocals truly emphasize connection even in the thematically built idealism of disconnect the album centres around. Tigress have never been more cohesive or complete than this release.
Feel It opens to let the impressive vocal range of Katy Jackson flourish. However just a glimpse of the versatility that Katy is yet to display as the album starts to expand sonically the further along it goes
A Letter To Death (Cry Your Heart Out) showcases the emotionally gripping capabilities of the band intensely with surging guitar work to compliment the accompanying melodies.
Towards the end of Pura Vida the transitions appear seamless and complimentary giving each track a larger pedestal of display than the last. Starting Tomorrow transitions into New Friends offering a significant dynamic differentiation from the rest of the album with a sombre, soft-spoken tone showing the full diversity the band has built throughout their musical journey thus far.
What The Hell (I Feel So Unwell) brings the album to a close in what can only be described as an honest conclusion to a body of work that dissects the vulnerability through experiential turmoil presumably of vocalist Katy Jackson. A fitting conclusion to what is sure to be an album that will see Tigress continue to grow and fulfil the potential that fans and peers alike believe them capable of.
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