TIGRESS reveal their explosive new single ‘Disconnect’, accompanied with a brand new video directed by the band’s own Josh ‘JJ’ Coombes (FINCOTOWN productions), taken from their debut album ‘PURA VIDA’ set for release 3 September via Humble Angel Records.
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. Speaking on their latest single, Jackson recounts “When the instrumental for ‘Disconnect’ landed in my inbox, I immediately started writing about how unplugged I felt from reality, 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:
9th September – Arches – Coventry (tickets)
10th September – Moles Bath (tickets)
11th September – Burn It Down Festival, Torquay (tickets)
Pura Vida Tour – October 2021
12th London – Paper Dress Vintage (tickets)
15th Cologne – Helios37 (tickets)
16th Hamburg – Turmzimmer (tickets)
17th Berlin – Privatclub (tickets)
18th Prague – Cafe V Lese (tickets)
20th Munich – Strom (tickets)