Thought I'd repost this here for those folks without Facebook access at work...
Who's coming to any of these shows? Really excited about the bills.
What's this? A national tour featuring two of our absolute favourite new acts, plus a smattering of local talent? Indeed! DrownedinSound is proud to present: the first DiScover Tour, spearheaded by Three Trapped Tigers and Gold Panda.
17 Newcastle Head Of Steam w/ Razmataz Lorry Excitement - http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?region=gb_northeast&query=detail&event=335444&referral_id=tw_uk_buyat
18 Nottingham Bodega w/ YGT - http://www.gigantic.com/alttickets/event_ate_10561a.html
19 Sheffield The Harley w/ Urgent Talk - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54126
20 Manchester The Deaf Institute - https://thedeafinstitute-secure.ticketline.co.uk/tickets/13237007/discover-three-trapped-tigers/manchester-deaf-institute/2009-08-20
23 Brighton Freebutt w/ Nullifier, Esben And The Witch - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54137
24 Bristol Thekla w/ Lego Castles, Ca Va? Oui, Ca Va! - http://www.gigantic.com/alttickets/event_ate_10560a.html
25 London White Heat w/ The Cold Sweats - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54132
About the bands:
Three Trapped Tigers
Sometimes a band’s name is perfectly apt. Experimental London trio Three Trapped Tigers are one, playing like three caged beasts – sheer raw energy and power contained.
TTT recorded their first EP in Berlin within weeks of getting together, taking their name from a book by Cuban writer Cabrera Infante and bonding over the idea of dragging elements of Aphex Twin-style IDM into the format of a live band, replacing computers with humans, rendering the backing track redundant and humanizing the predominantly clinical genre.
The band’s output to date spans multiple genres without sitting comfortably in one. Expect a mind melting but beautiful melding of melody, progressive live electro with opportune slashes of visceral guitar. Furiously schizophrenic and complex duelling Nintendo-style synths and textural electronica.
Tom Rogerson, Adam Betts and Matt Calvert are currently working on a triptych of self released EPs before the debut album.
"Dischord + Warp = a listener's dream come true" - Drowned in Sound
"This'll make fans of Lightning Bolt, Battles and Aphex Twin cream themselves" - NME
"It sounds like the end of music as you know it and the beginning of something dazzlingly fresh" - Clash
"This loud and twisted trio are the safest bets to take death-improv to the masses" - Time Out
+ Gold Panda
"An undercurrent of bass flecked with vinyl crackles pushes [the music] along, but it's the voices, bits of guitar and sitar, all given the sonic Cuisinart treatment, that take things to another, more achingly beautiful realm" - Pitchfork