Gum Takes Tooth: 'Silent Cenotaph' out today & Tigertrap 5th Birthday SALE!
Posted 13 Jun 2011
Greetings all,

The debut album from East London's very finest noise-rock duo GUM TAKES TOOTH is now in stores all about the UK. It's called *'Silent Cenotaph'* and we're very proud of it. You can purchase the release on both digipack CD and download formats. Press folks have been saying nice things, such as:

"A stunning, uncompromising and thoroughly compelling listen." - AU, 9/10

"A terrifying, monstrous amalgam of precision and abandon. Wonderful." - THE FLY, 4/5

"Calculated no-wave noise and frenetic drumming built purposefully from sparse driving beats into overpowering basslines" - CLASH

"Effortlessly combining noise freakouts, psyche and headbanging metal with head-bobbing beats... Electronic and forward looking." - WIRE

"A magnificent and gung-ho monument to the terrifying joys of making a childish racket." - NME, 7/10

"The album heralds the arrival of the sonic pioneers in truly inimitable style." - FLUX

We're giving away the first track from the album, 'Young Mustard', FREE from this place.

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TIGERTRAP'S 5TH BIRTHDAY SALE!

To celebrate our unlikely run of five years releasing musics and also because few of us have bags of spare cash lying about at the moment, we're having a sale!

Basically, if you buy any two (or multiples thereof) of the same format of release you get one of them free, as such:

- Buy any 7" vinyl and get one free
- Buy any CD and get one free
- Buy any MP3 bundle and get one free
- Buy any WAV bundle and get one free

All available from the TIGERTRAP STORE.

Bargainous. Also, we've finished building the last few Gum Takes Tooth 'TRI' lathes and they're in stock now.


Untitled Musical Project: return in November for first shows in four years
posted 02 Aug 2013

Birmingham's snarling indie-punk trio Untitled Musical Project were briefly the toast of the music press and feverish blog posts upon the release of their self-titled mini-album in 2007. That's until they crashed and burned, with only a handful of recordings and a series of caustic, fearsome live shows to remember them by. With past enmities finally laid to rest (and despite an unfathomable lack of big money reformation offers), Untitled are back in action for two shows in November.

SAT 16TH NOV @ BUFFALO BAR, LONDON (Tickets)
SAT 23RD NOV @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM (Tickets)

Like them on their new Facebook page here.


Scanners: 'Love Is Symmetry' Remix Competition
posted 27 Jun 2013

Scanners are running a remix competition in conjunction with Earmilk and Wavo. The contest winners will be included in the remix compilation for 'Love Is Symmetry' which will also include remixes by current Dim Mak artists. For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. Do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with!

GET MIXING


Scanners: new album 'Love Is Symmetry' set for release on the 10th of June
posted 21 May 2013

Love Is Symmetry is the third album from London quintet Scanners and their best yet, opening with the dark percussion of the title track, a song that lures you in with its whispered vocal before exploding wide open into a huge Vangelis- like chorus. Tracks such as Mexico and Charmed Life have an Arcade Fire quality, rising and falling with the energy of Sarah Daly's vocals and violin. This violin also adds richness to the epic State Of Wonder, a song about the river Lea that flows past their window in East London.

The Scanners trademark synth is also a strong presence on many of the tracks. On songs, like the impossibly named Today Is The Tomorrow That They Promised Yesterday and the squarely danceable Control, the synth takes the lead. The weird broken rhythm of When They Put Me Back Together They Forgot To Turn Me On, and the strangely joyful Cure-like My Streets Are Always In The Shade see them broaden their range, providing two album highlights.

Recorded and produced by the band, with mixes by Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Athlete), the sound is still Scanners. Yet they have moved on. Love Is Symmetry seems more urgent, the rhythms more complex, but still the love of strong melody is there on every track.

Scanners have released two albums via Dim Mak Records (Bloc Party, Atari Teenage Riot, Steve Aoki) and their songs have soundtracked many a dramatic twist on TV shows such as Shameless, Gossip Girl, Entourage and One Tree Hill. They have also shared stages with Laura Marling, Devo, Air, The Horrors, Asobi Seksu, Florence And The Machine and These New Puritans amongst many others.

The first single off the album- Control is out on the 3rd of June.

Pre-order the album HERE

The band will play an album launch show at Birthdays on the 12th of June.
Grab your tickets HERE


Comanechi: 'You Owe Me Nothing But Love' out today physically, Thursday digitally
posted 11 Feb 2013

Comanechi's new album 'You Owe Me Nothing But Love' is released today hard pink vinyl LP and digipack CD, followed by a digital release three days later on St Valentine's. See details and ORDER HERE.

The band will be back for a UK tour in a couple of months, but in the meantime they're heading to Japan for a co-headline tour with Bo Ningen. Dates as follows:

Thursday, Feb 14th- Pangea, Osaka, Japan
Friday, Feb 15th- Metro, Kyoto, Japan
Saturday, Feb 16th- Apollo Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
Sunday, Feb 17th- Club Asia, Shibuya, Japan
Saturday, Feb 23rd- Force, Hamamatsu, Japan
Sunday, Feb 24th- Club Shaft, Sendai, Japan

Saturday, Apr 13th- Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Sunday, Apr 14th- Nice'n'Sleazy, Glasgow (w/ Divorce)

NME - 8/10 "stark, violent, demented... a riff making force of nature - who said punk was dead?"
Loud & Quiet - 7/10 "as catchy as it is brutal - like a manic spurned lover who'll get snip happy if betrayed in the sack"
Joyzine - "One of the best bands around right now and this album is going to be one of the best records of 2013"


Comanechi: 'Dream Of Dream' single launch this Friday + album details
posted 30 Jan 2013

Expanding to a three-piece with the addition of drummer Charlie - who joins former The Big Pink and PRE star Keex (vocals/drums/guitar) and Simon (guitar) - their new album 'You Owe Me Nothing But Love' is due for release on LP and CD on Monday 11th February and download two days later on St Valentine's. See details and PRE-ORDER HERE.

To celebrate the releases, we'll be having a FREE Single Launch Party for leading single 'Dream of Dream' (out next Monday, 4th Feb) at The Marquis Of Landsdowne in Dalston this Friday, 1st February. There'll be a raffle with some good (and bad) prizes DJ sets from Satomi Deerhoof and Noreen McShane (Rough Trade East).

The band will be back for a UK tour in a couple of months, but in the meantime they're heading to Japan for a co-headline tour with Bo Ningen. Dates as follows:

Thursday, Feb 14th- Pangea, Osaka, Japan
Friday, Feb 15th- Metro, Kyoto, Japan
Saturday, Feb 16th- Apollo Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
Sunday, Feb 17th- Club Asia, Shibuya, Japan
Saturday, Feb 23rd- Force, Hamamatsu, Japan
Sunday, Feb 24th- Club Shaft, Sendai, Japan

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