586: Tigertrap Shop - Sale Now On!
posted 26 Jun 2007

It's summertime and raining outside, so to cheer you all up we at Tigertrap HQ have decided to offer up EVERYTHING in our shop for cheap for this week only!

Yes, ALL our releases (the ones we still have anyway) are on sale until 1st July, when we all turn into pumpkins and retreat to our caves. So if you're missing out on an item or two from our catalog now is the time.

There's literally half a dozen of some of the 7"s left in stock, so be warned.

Tiny Masters Of Today: Tiny Masters Of Today - sign with Mute and ready debut album
posted 25 Jun 2007

Tigertrap would like to wish the very best to Brooklyn punk rock youngsters Tiny Masters Of Today, who have signed on the dotted line with Mute Records.

The duo will release their third single 'Radio Riot' (pictured) through the label on 23rd July, followed by their debut full length 'Bang Bang Boom Cake' on 6th August. Featuring luminaries such as Kimya Dawson (The Moldy Peaches), Fred Schneider (The B-52's) and Gibby Haynes (The Butthole Surfers), the album is already the talk of the town.

There's also a full UK tour to look forward to, beginning in London on 9th August. Full schedule to be announced soon (see Tiny Masters' official site for up to the minute updates).

Clone Quartet: Clone Quartet - 'Carousel' Out Now
posted 28 May 2007

Belfast's greatest new musical sensations Clone Quartet drop their debut single today. 'Carousel' / 'Played To Death' is available on two limited edition formats (CD and 7" vinyl), each featuring special card sleeves built by the band themselves.

Both formats are limited to a run of 500 copies apiece and have been selling like the delicious proverbial hotcakes they are. Click on the 'Shop' link on our website for full details. Here's just a small fraction of the praise those lovely press bods have been spouting their way:

"If Arcade Fire actually got around to writing a song with hooks and pop melody... they would have a hard time competing with Clone Quartet." - ARTROCKER

"Reason enough to rhyme foursome with awesome." - BBC ATL

"A stomping beat that almost buzzes under the weight of its angry tension… Bring the (highly-tuneful, electro) noise!" - 8/10 - DROWNED IN SOUND

"A swirling, fantastical whirlpool of electronica that nimbly lifts the spirits and encourages a skip in any would be listener." - MUSIC-NEWS.COM

The band will be back in mainland UK for a full week tour beginning on the 30th June. Full details to be announced soon. Their debut album 'Well-Oiled Machine' is scheduled for release on 6th August through Tigertrap/Smalltown America and really is beyond fantastic.

Look See Proof: The Great Escape + Glastonbury confirmed
posted 16 May 2007

Look See Proof will be appearing tomorrow (Thursday 17th May) at The Great Escape festival in Brighton. If you're in down for the event, head down to The Ocean Rooms for 8.15pm to check 'em out. www.escapegreat.com

Almost immediately after this the band are heading to Paris to play the much revered Le Showcase on Saturday (19th May) with People Are Germs DJs. It's bound to be a party and a half!

Let's not forget to mention the BIG news (for it is LARGE)... LSP have been invited to open Glastonbury Festival in a rock-popping style with a set of joyous indie music on the John Peel Stage on Friday 22nd June! See you all down at the front.

Scanners: Scanners on the TV and big screen
posted 15 May 2007

Tigertrap alumni Scanners are to have their song 'In My Dreams' played on US teen-soap One Tree Hill tonight, so tune in if you have a TV set!

Not only that, but their excellent single 'Lowlife' has been snapped up for a forthcoming Jeff Bridges/Diane Keaton film called 'Mamma's Boy'. You can grab a copy of the limited edition 7" from our shop section. They are rapidly turning into collector's items.

They'll also be appearing live at The Barfly in Camden on Friday night (18th May) at 11.15pm. Go check 'em out.

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