Mock Orange: MOCK ORANGE - Album available for pre-order
posted 19 Jun 2008

Indiana indie-pop masters Mock Orange are to release their new album, Captain Love, through Tigertrap Records on the 11th August. Wrapped up in the delectable artwork of Kathleen Lolley (My Morning Jacket's Z), the album finds Mock Orange at the top of their game - a lush and highly melodic nugget of alternative pop-rock, with nods to The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse and Built To Spill.

Running order is below:

1. Captain Love
2. Song In D
3. Smile On
4. World Of Machine
5. Lila
6. Ms. Brown's Morning Cup
7. Supergang
8. Motel Man
9. Relax And Degrade
10. Majestic Raincoat
11. Old Movies
12. Beauty Of A Scar (UK bonus track)

Captain Love is available to pre-order through the Tigertrap online shop now and will be in shops on CD format and via all the usual digital retailers in August. The band will be over in the UK for a tour later in the year. Details to follow soon.

Listen to the lead single 'Song In D' now on the Tigertrap MP3 player to your right!

Applicants: APPLICANTS - 'LIFE IN THE BUS LANE' out in August, pre-order now
posted 19 Jun 2008

Deceptively angelic-looking pop terrorizers Applicants are to release their debut album Life In The Bus Lane on 4th August. Brainlove Records and Tigertrap have tag-teamed for this momentous event and you can now pre-order the CD through the Tigertrap store.

Tracks are as follows:

1. Crappuccino!
2. Party-hat
3. He's A Man
4. Hypochondriac #2
5. Filthy
6. Pigbag
7. Pocket Dictionary
8. Gameshow
9. Enjoy Your Pizza
10. Times New Roman
11. History Has Been Kind To Spike Milligan
12. Cock Harris (hidden track)

Life In The Bus Lane features 12 tracks of gleeful indie-pop made up of distorted drum samples, trashy guitars and shards of wry lyrical humour. Check out 'Crappucinno!' video here below:

Mock Orange: MOCK ORANGE - 'SONG IN D' single out today
posted 24 Apr 2008

Monday sees Indiana's finest indie rock export, Mock Orange, release their spanking new single 'Song In D'. A superlative mixture of The Flaming Lips' and Modest Mouse's quirky genius, the digital single comes with an exclusive b-side 'Til The Morning' and is available from all top digital suppliers (iTunes, Emusic, Napster, etc).

The band received a glowing feature in The Independent last Sunday, who marvelled "it's hard to fault this quartet, whose melodic guitars and quirkiness will leave you positively delirious".

The single precedes the new album 'Captain Love' (due for an August release), a sumptuous masterpiece that will appeal to any fans of lush American indie rock. Expect to be hearing a lot more from these guys when they head over for a full UK tour towards the end of summer.

Clone Quartet: CLONE QUARTET - Download 'Won't Somebody Please' Free
posted 07 Apr 2008

Belfast's best electro-indie rock four-piece Clone Quartet are in the Easter spirit. Unfortunately, scientists are running behind on their promise of downloadable chocolate - so instead we have a musical treat for you.

Fan favourite 'Won't Somebody Please', from their critically acclaimed debut album, will be available to download free for a limited time from the Tigertrap and Smalltown America websites.

Simply right click on THIS HERE LINK and save the file to your computer box. While you're waiting for it to download, here are some nice things people had to say about 'em...

“An utterly divine and uplifting art-pop classic” – Artrocker
Well-Oiled Machine – 8/10 – Rock Sound
“Bring the (highly-tuneful, electro) noise!” – 8/10 – Drowned in Sound
“A deadly efficient long-player” – 4/5 – This Is Fake DIY
“Reason enough to rhyme foursome with awesome” – BBC Across The Line
Top 10 Most Wanted Bands 2007 – Alternative Ulster

Untitled Musical Project: UNTITLED MUSICAL PROJECT - April tour with Elle Milano
posted 03 Apr 2008

Birmingham noiseniks Untitled Musical Project head out on tour with the lovely Elle Milano tomorrow to celebrate the latter band's new album release. Dates are as follows:

Friday 4th April - The Barfly, CARDIFF
Thursday 10th April - Sumo, LEICESTER
Friday 11th April - Louisiana, BRISTOL
Saturday 12th April - Georgian Theatre, STOCKTON-ON-TEES*
Tuesday 15th April - The Junction, YORK
Wednesday 16th April - Opus, MILTON KEYNES
Friday 18th April - The Fat Fox, PORTSMOUTH
Sunday 20th April - The Social, NOTTINGHAM
Monday 21st April - Jericho Tavern, OXFORD
Sunday 27th April - The Boiler Room, GUILDFORD
Monday 28th April - The Barfly, CAMBRIDGE
Wednesday 30th April - The Fly, LONDON
Friday 2nd May - Glebe, STOKE-ON-TRENT*

*just Untitled Musical Project

The boys have been working on new material with Greg Shingler, who replaces James Peacock on the drumstool. They have a couple of new recordings, 'Write A Word, Claim A Third' and 'Rocky VIII: When Falling Apart Becomes Boring Because There's No One Left To Watch', up on their MySpace for your listening pleasure. Go check 'em out.

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