Brighton tends to latch on to new ideas that bit quicker than most cities.
Perhaps it's all that sea air - after all, a walk along the beach can cure the most illusive of airs.
Based on the south coast, Tigercub have a tattered and torn approach to the remnants of grunge, a ragged sensibility which echoes the taut, emotionally driven nature of their songwriting.
Already a cult quantity due to their ferocious live shows, Tigercub have settled down just long enough to finish work on their debut single.
Out on May 5th via Raygun Records, 'Blue Blood' comes equipped with individually screen-printed cover art designed by Brighton illustrator Billy Mather.
A feral, imposing introduction, 'Blue Blood' opens with a fuzzed up riff before collapsing in a heap. Jamie Hall's voice is both driven and exhausted, sounding like a marathon running just out of sight of the finish line.
Buoyed by a real physicality - in part due to Tom Dalgety and Dinosaur Pile-Up's Matt Bigland's production input - there's an infectious, contagious edge to 'Blue Blood'.
Pop music? Not quite, but it's definitely promising.
Photo Credit: Kan Lailey