AUGUST UK TOU
New album ‘spin’ to be released August 18th on Black Cement Records
Listen to new track ‘Escape Plan’
“With comforting, nostalgic pop punk elements driving the song forward, Collins sings of her real-life BFF June, someone Collins considers ‘to be more like my sister than a best friend.’” – NYLON
“Thoughtful songwriters mining the sorrows of pop, particularly the thematic and sonic tumult of Fleetwood Mac.” – NPR
As the August 18th release date of their new album ‘spin’ approaches, indie-rock duo TIGERS JAW have announced details of a UK tour that same month. The tour includes a London show at The Garage on August 20th and culminates with sets at the Reading and Leeds Festival. TIGERS JAW will play the following shows:
18th – Southampton, The Joiners
19th – Brighton, The Haunt
20th – London, The Garage
22nd – Glasgow, Stereo
23rd – Manchester, Deaf Institute
24th – Cardiff, The Globe
25th – Reading Festival
26th – Leeds Festival
Tickets go on general sale from 10am on Friday May 26th.
‘spin’ represents the first release from Black Cement Records, a new imprint under Warner Music in the UK and Atlantic Records in the States. The label’s A&R is headed by its ambassador Will Yip who has produced albums for artists including Citizen, Code Orange and Title Fight.
The album was recorded with TIGERS JAW’s long-term collaborator Will Yip at Studio 4 in Pennsylvania. The album represents the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by the duo (Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins), and also the first time they had a full month in the studio without having to worry about outside responsibilities.
From the sweetly syncopated, fuzzed-out bliss of the opener ‘Follows’ to the mid-tempo melodicism of ‘June’ and liltingly lovely ballad ‘Bullet’, ‘spin’ sees TIGERS JAW stretching out sonically. Lyrically, Walsh also tried something new by experimenting with stream-of-consciousness writing to express his ideas in an unfiltered fashion. The album sees Collins taking a shine to writing duties whether she’s writing a love song like ‘Same Stone’ or getting introspective on the dreamy ‘Brass Ring’.