CMU Approved

Approved: Three Trapped Tigers

By | Published on Wednesday 9 March 2011

Three Trapped Tigers

Three Trapped Tigers’ sound is complex, and can be difficult to explain succinctly. When we interviewed him last year, the band’s keyboard player and occasional vocalist Tom Rogerson described their sound with a riddle, saying: “How do you play Aphex Twin live? Answer: make it sound a bit like Lightning Bolt”. Which possibly helps a little. Basically it’s a mixture of live electronic and math-rock instrumentals, with hints of jazz.

The band released a trilogy of impressive EPs in 2009 and 2010, but we’ll finally get a proper album in just over two months, entitled ‘Route One Or Die’. The opening track, ‘Cramm’, was made available as a free download yesterday, and if this is how it starts, then we’re clearly in for quite a ride over the remaining eight tracks. ‘Route One Or Die’ is released via Blood & Biscuits on 16 May, and the band will be touring throughout the same month.