Every now and then, a band comes along who I instantly connect with and then proceed to completely fall in love with. We Came Out Like Tigers are one of them bands, from the moment I listened to one of their songs for the first time, I just knew that this was exactly the sort of thing that I adore.
They have everything, fast bits, quiet bits, spoken words bits, screamy bits, political and ethical to the core, DIY, absolutely amazing packaging including bookmarks and pressed leaves, named after a Wives song, run their own zine, a violin and enough passion and energy to fill a city.
It’s the passion that stands out, they fucking love music, but it’s more than that, it’s the community that the “punk” scene seems to have, a connection, no matter where you’re from, how much money you have or what ideals you possess. A connection that is to me, so important in music, it’s not about how successful you are, who really cares? It’s about doing something you enjoy with friends, in a band and around the country, playing tiny venues with people who think the same way as you, doing something you love, with people you love. This makes music feel more personal, feel better, feel connected, it’s what music is about. Fuck the money, play the music.
A band, in a moment in time, going fucking nuts, because they can, not a care in the world, this is music, and I like it that way.
The lyrics stay with you, “if you have to believe in something, can it not be us?” will repeat in your head for an age, it’s catchy, it’s emotional but more importantly it’s good. Something will linger in your heart for a while after listening to WCOLT, I don’t know what it is, but you’ll need to listen to them again, and soon.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings, go and listen to them, fall in love and buy some of their stuff because they fully deserve it!
They currently have a self titled 7” and a split 7” with Ravachol available (listen to them as well).