TIGRESS release the new video for ‘F.L.Y.’ directed and produced by the band's very own Josh ‘JJ’ Coombes (FINCOTOWN productions) and features a hilarious cameo from vocalist Katy Jackson.
Tigress’ debut album ‘PURA VIDA’ is OUT NOW via Humble Angel Records. Fans listen/stream the album HERE, and purchase on transparent magenta vinyl and CD digipak HERE.
Speaking on their latest video, drummer and video director Josh Coombes comments: "The original plan was to have the band appear throughout each scene, while the couple does their thing. However, a few days before we started shooting, Katy called me from A&E to tell me she had just broken both her wrists and nose... I needed to think of a way around this because she wouldn't be able to perform... A few scenes were re-written, some got scrapped while new ones went in, and we were good to go!" Coombes teases: "We all wanted Katy to still be a part of it in some way, of course, so she has a little cameo in there somewhere… you’ll have to watch it to find out what it is!”
Katy comments on the themes of ‘F.L.Y.’ adding: "I wanted to write a real love song about what it's actually like to be in a relationship. Most love songs are written about a new and fresh love. I'm in a relationship of 14 years, and this is the reality of what it's like. It's the truth and not a fantasy of a relationship." Jackson concludes "You don't wake up looking longingly in each other's eyes... F.L.Y. is a gritty badass love song."
‘PURA VIDA’ was recorded and produced at BLACK BAY STUDIO by Grammy award-winning engineer Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters, Black Peaks, Everything Everything) and mastered by Harry Hess (Billy Talent, Architects); ’PURA VIDA’ holds a magnifying glass up at a world that values one-click filters over reality, and that celebrates youth and beauty above much else, highlighting and confronting the destructive impact of societal expectation. From the falsity of social media to external pressures on women’s bodies, ‘PURA VIDA’ delivers an unfiltered view of modern adult life while seamlessly combining elements of grunge, desert rock and indie as its backdrop.
“The album is about confronting everything you don’t like about yourself, turning it into something you love, and leading a pure life from there,” vocalist Katy Jackson explains, crediting its title to her trip to Costa Rica. Splitting her time between an isolated beach hut and the Central American jungle, it allowed her to truly disconnect. “That trip changed me,” she recalls. “It made me realise how I was so self-absorbed. It made me think I wanted to live a purer life.”
With that, ‘PURA VIDA’ is a product of experience. Not just an eye-opening trip abroad, but a collection of observations that younger artists could not land on. "I had experienced life at its fullest and most connected and then dumped back into such a lonely and isolated existence.”
TIGRESS is a British rock band from Chelmsford, England. Formed in September 2015, the band released their debut EP ‘Human’ in 2015, follow up EP ‘Like It Is’ in May 2017 and the ‘Who Cares’ EP in 2018. All three releases were met with much acclaim across a number of major and independent music publications (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset, Alternative Press, Metro) as well as national (BBC Radio 1 - Annie Mac, Jack Saunders, Daniel P Carter, Huw Stephens) and international radio (Triple J). Live highlights include supporting Bring Me The Horizon, opening for Japan’s Man With A Mission and Green Day. The band embarked on multiple tours across the UK, mainland Europe and Russia with the likes of Counterfeit and Billy Talent, playing Download Festival and Vans Warped Tour UK.
Be sure to catch TIGRESS live on the following dates:
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5th Glasgow - Classic Grand
7th Birmingham - Sunflower Lounge
8th Manchester - Star & Garter
9th Liverpool - Jimmy's
10th Bristol - Exchange
11th Brighton, Electric Studios
12th Leeds - Key Club
‘PURA VIDA’ OUT NOW ON VIA HUMBLE ANGEL RECORDS