For anyone into surf-tinged, ironically toned, punk-inflected, fuzzy-edged, chick-dominated rock’n’roll, you’ve got strawberry and blueberry Tigerjam to thank for Tigerbombers’ upcoming album. Choc-chip cookies, too.
You see, that’s where Tigerbombers’ debut release, Bogus Journey, started to bake, so to speak, with cash raised from a cakestarter. No PledgeMusic, no Kickstarter – just the sugary goodness of homemade desserts.
Delicious, yes, but the cake-focus also sums up the group frontman Arthur Urquiola, bassist Nat Belbin and drummer Jasmine Robertson created about a year ago: sweet, not too heavy, hardly serious and topped with an ironically self-deprecating cream. Their name (apparently) comes from a run in with Tiger Balm; the album name (apparently) comes inspired by Keanu Reeves’ recent Hong Kong dalliance and one of the numerous two-minute numbers from Bogus Journey is the mockingly self-aware TIGERBOMBERS, complete with spelled-out chanting,
It’s short, sharp and fun lo-fi guitar pop, with doo-wops, hand claps and potential cat fights all wound up in it and, from what we’ve heard of Bogus Journey, just goes to show that good things always come from cake.
Tigerbombers play Hong Kong Brew House on Sat May 26. Tickets: 2522 5559.