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


Pseudo Nippon: Video for 'Universal Brotherhood' premieres on Dazed from today
posted 19 Sep 2012

Brand new Tigertrap signings Pseudo Nippon are premiering the video for their new single 'Universal Brotherhood (Cops Say Ow)' on the DAZED WEBSITE from today.

The video sees the experimental, double-drum powered trio cycling through London in an ever-increasing convoy, which led to the eventual arrest of four of the party. The single is due for release digitally on 15th October with the Negative Pegasus remix as a b-side.

The single precedes their new album 'Colorama' (due 5th November), for which they have melded their chromatic experimental pop into a gleaming whole. It was named after the empty, then squatted, photographic factory where it was recorded.

Running for two-and-a-half years, the space became the home and hub of a community of anarchists, activists, artists and gardeners, all of whom commonly enjoyed the taste of beef eggs (a PN speciality). Left without a home, they continue their quest to play intense and cosmic live shows, as well as finding shelter for the night.

They celebrate the launch of their record with a special party show at The Dalston Victoria on Saturday 13th October.


Infants: Debut album 'Giant Leg' out today
posted 27 Aug 2012

Infants today finally release their remarkable debut album, 'Giant Leg', on CD and via all the usual digital platforms.

The proverbial 'Loveless' of Tigertrap releases has hit shop shelves in CD digipak and has seen songs feature on radio shows such as Huw Stephens (Radio 1), John Kennedy and Mary Anne Hobbs (Xfm), the latter calling 'Information' "the most ecclectic record we've every played - the sonic equivalent of From Dusk Til Dawn".

Purchase online from theTigertrap store and get the MP3s immediately. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Foam Party
2. Firetruk
3. Information
4. Buddy Island
5. Love Mania Bento
6. Now
7. Dark Hoist
8. Hey Good Guy
9. Masticator
10. No Soul
11. Atoms

The digital version has a bonus track called 'Universal'. Stream the album in full on our Infants bandpage.

Here are some nice things the press folks have said:

“One brilliant four-minute slab of extreme Devo – choking on its own cheekiness” - VILLAGE VOICE

“Impressively loud, tight and as unrelenting as they are experimental” - ARTROCKER

“Spaz rave sci-fi sex music” - THE STOOL PIGEON

“So infectious it makes the hairs stand up on your arms” - NORMAN RECORDS

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