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The almighty Cobalt Studios is the venue for this eclectic double-bill of euphoric guitar-driven glory on Saturday 6th November. Hailing from Chelmsford, Tigress are a five-piece rock band who are fresh from the release of Pura Vida, their debut album and blistering statement of intent. Their angular, riff-soaked sound is readily apparent in single Disconnect, which has bagged them plaudits from Kerrang! and BBC Radio 1, whilst they’ve also supported bands as illustrious as Green Day and Bring Me The Horizon. Given the widescreen-shot dynamics that are apparent in every guitar lick and drum fill, it’s no surprise they’ve been making a buzz in such hallowed quarters.

The bill is shared with Bleak Soul, the solo project of Benjamin Langford-Biss, who previously cut his teeth as the guitarist in emo outfit As It Is. Recent double A-side Living/Nihilism brilliantly encapsulates his introspective, melodic heady synth-emo, replete with pounding Pretty Hate Machine-indebted drums and Depeche Mode-esque melancholy. It’s a marvellous contrast to Tigress’ buoyant anthemic glory, and it’s a hell of an enthralling line-up for those with a penchant for music that seeks to push the boundaries of rock into fresh, enthralling new frontiers.

Bleak Soul and Tigress play Cobalt Studios, Newcastle on Saturday 6th November

 

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