Buy a house, find a partner, marry, have kids and settle down. “Society makes you think you must always have more,” Tigress vocalist and songwriter Katy Jackson notes with a metaphorical middle finger held high. “This is why people are unhealthy right now. Whatever you’re doing isn’t good enough.”

It’s this palpable frustration that underpins the Essex five-piece’s debut album ‘Pura Vida’, one that arrives over a decade since Tigress’ members first began making music together. Now approaching her mid-30s, Katy isn’t shying away from age. “People get older,” she affirms. “Your body changes. Your face changes. Your mind changes. The big theme running throughout the album is just that: This is it. This is me.”

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