Track Of The Day: Tiger Mimic – ‘Where The Fire Used To Be’

In a dazzling new energetic single, London rockers Tiger Mimic give us something stellar to remember them by. With invigorating garage rock tones and poetic vocals, ‘Where The Fire Used To Be’ places the fierceness of bands like Metric and Arctic Monkeys alongside the softness of Jess R’s vocal parts that embody a sweet sonic release. With whispers of psychedelic guitar and the tendency to simulate the loud, quiet, loud effect of ’90s rock, ‘Where The Fire Used To Be’ has a mature sophistication and sense of nostalgia to it, with shades of The Pixies or The Cranberries. 

Tiger Mimic keep the pace moving with a change in tempo halfway through the single, creating a cathartic moment that explodes into a lustral instrumental jam that characterises the discussion behind the track’s lyrics. “The golden glow of the fall” is surely reflected in the band’s musicality and skill to drive their instruments at a climax, and then elegantly pull back to create space and juxtaposition. 

In a society where we have experienced so many trials and tribulations over the last few months, Tiger Mimic’s energy serves as both a purgative and therapeutic narrative for their listeners. Someday soon, “the whole world will start over in the spring” and we will reflect on ‘Where The Fire Used To Be’.


Jillian Goyeau

Photo Credit: Robert Alleyne

WATCH: LUCIA – ‘Blueheart’

Glasgow’s answer to Wolf Alice, LUCIA return with their Galentine anthem ‘Blueheart’. The single is accompanied by a stunning Kubrick-esque video which pulls you in to frontwoman Lucia Fairfull’s uncompromising vision – a mix of Bonnie Tyler meets Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base.

Self-directed by Fairfull, the video is set in a vast estate which mirrors the hugeness of the band’s sound. Talking about the video, the band describe it as “what happens when you feel trapped in a toxic bubble”. The sinister imagery hints at what happens when that bubble pops, with Lucia lopping the heads off flowers and dragging a spade seemingly to a grave site. Taking no prisoners, this song is for anyone who’s endured, suffered and survived a shitty relationship.

Expertly produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele) and mixed by Charlie Holmes and Mark “Spike” Stent (Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Florence, Lady Gaga) LUCIA are tipped for greatness in 2019 and ‘Blueheart’ is a fantastic place to start.

LUCIA UK Tour Dates 2019
02/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Rough Trade, Bristol
03/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Mama Roux’s, Birmingham, UK
04/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Joiners, Southampton, UK
05/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Dingwalls, London, UK
06/04/2019 – 07/04/2019 Brewdog, Aberdeen, UK
11/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Stereo, Glasgow, UK
12/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Think Tank, Newcastle, UK
13/04/2019 Good Karma Club, Rock City Basement, Nottingham, UK
05/05/2019 Hit the North, Newcastle, UK (LUCIA)
10/05/2019 The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
21/05/2019 Hopscotch, Sebright Arms, London, UK
26/05/2019 Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire, UK

Mark Docherty