Almost five years since the release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Route One or Die,’ London’s Three Trapped Tigers has announced the release of their second full-length album, Silent Earthling, due April 1, 2016 on Superball Music. To accompany the announcement, they have also released the title-track from the forthcoming album, which can be heard below.
On the evolution of Three Trapped Tigers, Matt Calvert – the group’s guitarist and keyboardist – posed the question, “I think the problem for anyone striving to create their own sound is, once you – hopefully – have achieved that, how do you expand that whilst maintaining it?” In this instance, the answer is apparent within the glorious, eclectic, and exhilarating ‘Silent Earth,’ and album that carries forward the unique idiosyncrasies that the group has shaped for themselves, whilst simultaneously expanding into previously unexplored territory.
For the unacquainted, Three Trapped Tigers is a band for which genres and labels struggle to keep up, they move – often at breakneck speed – between screeching, effect-laden guitars, an arsenal of glistening sci-fi synths, pummelling sub-bass, colossal riffs, and audacious drum patterns that both underpin and define their unique sound. As anyone who has seen their incendiary live shows will know, trying to pinpoint what makes the group such a force is a difficult thing to do. On stage they are something of a vortex, creating a swirling mass of layered sounds that sucks one in, possessing that rare ability of managing to sound complex and fluid whilst eschewing any feelings of pomposity or sterility – in full force Three Trapped Tigers feel both gracefully intelligent and wildly primal, gargantuan yet melodic.
The group has also announced a string of UK tour dates to celebrate the album’s release. A full list of dates can be seen below.
UK Tour Dates:
17 April – Hug and Pint, Glasgow
18 April – Think Tank, Newcastle
19 April – Fibbers, York
20 April – Buyers Club, Liverpool
21 April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
22 April – Bodega, Nottingham
23 April – Rainbow, Birmingham
25 April – Purple, Reading
26 April – Boileroom, Guildford
28 April – Scala, London
30 April – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
2 May – The Lantern, Bristol
3 May – The Haunt, Brighton
9 May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10 May – Portland Arms, Cambridge