It’s been a long time since the days of the pop-punk band The Hype Theory, who moved in a steadily darker direction that culminated in a re-brand to Tigress. This solidified their change to a more well-rounded approach to rock music, and their first release ‘Human’ was a welcome introduction to the band’s new direction. ‘Like It Is’ follows-up nicely, and is a release which shows just how much Tigress have matured in this new venture, becoming confident, impressive performers that aren’t afraid to push their own boundaries that little bit further.
Opening things up is ‘Give Me A Chance’, a track that really sets the tone for the EP with a heavy backdrop, and vocalist Katy Jackson floating above it before taking complete control on the last chorus with a powerful vocal showing. Showing the fans something new, Tigress show off a flare for some edgier, punk rock on following number ‘Power Lines’ and curtain closer ‘Temper, Temper’, which both hold an energetic, chaotic atmosphere that really demonstrates the band’s talent and possibly a new direction for them in the next stepping stone.
What is telling across ‘Like It Is’ is how comfortable Tigress have gotten with their new style and how they’ve matured within it. ‘Headaches’ and ‘Shock Wave’ are by no means the biggest performances being showcased here, but show a much more refined approach and are both fantastic rock tracks that allow the band to shine through in a less intense environment.
Tigress have come a long way as a band, but will no doubt be going much further. ‘Like It Is’ really builds on the strengths of their debut offering, and shows what progress the band have made. If they continue on as they are, their eagerly anticipated debut album will undoubtedly go down a storm.
Written by Jon Barlow (@Narlow1)
Founder & Editor for DEAD PRESS!