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Isle Of Dogs

Tigercats "Isle Of Dogs"

Tigercats have just released their second album Mysteries today, having fled the Fika nest to join the mighty Fortuna Pop! label. We're taking the opportunity to repress our long sold out vinyl version of their debut album Isle Of Dogs - this time on 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl. They'll be shipping out from mid March, though you can pre-order now and get an immediate download of the album to tide you over. And if you missed out on a copy of the 7" version of Harper Lee, backed with the b-side Cats Run Free, you can add that to your order for a mere couple of quid.

Finally, we're in love with the classic British horror themed video for Sleeping In The Backseat, taken from Mysteries. Enjoy!

Tigercats - Harper Lee video

There's a brand new single from Tigercats, with a brand new video to go with it. http://vimeo.com/43298802

Darren Hayman, fresh from shooting videos for The Wave Pictures and Shrag is the man behind the camera for this one. He says "One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was every time you get a new instrument or toy, record everything you do on it for the first few weeks. I got an HD camera and before reading the manual I made a video for Tigercats. There is nothing quite like the excitement of discovery, stumbling upon ideas. I wanted to make a rock video as though I were someone who'd never seen a rock video before."

Harper Lee / Cats Run Free 7" out 23rd July 2012.

Tigercats - Full Moon Reggae Party video

Tigercats have a new single coming out in April, followed a week later on the 9th by the official release of the Isle Of Dogs LP, and to get you all excited for it, they've made an awesome video. Singer/guitarist Duncan of Tigercats spent many many days locked away drawing and animating this, so hopefully you'll enjoy it! http://vimeo.com/37688129

The single is out on Fika Recordings on the 2nd of April, and comes with two b-sides, both featuring Owl & Mouse. Nude With Dogs will be familiar to some of you from their live shows, while Everywhere is a stupendous cover of Fleetwood Mac's classic. They'll be available from the Fika Recordings shop and the usual digital retailers.

Tigercats - Full Moon Reggae Party

Tigercats - Full Moon Reggae Party Excited for the release of Tigercats' album Isle Of Dogs on April 9th? Looking forward to their appearance at London Popfest this weekend and their tour with Allo Darlin' next week? Need a sneak preview of the lead single from the album to keep you going? Yeah? Well you're in luck.

We're letting you download Full Moon Reggae Party totally for free! It will be coming out properly on April the 2nd as a 3 track digital single (available from all the usual digital outlets to stream and to buy) with two brand new b-sides: one a Tigercats original featuring Owl & Mouse, the other a cover of their favourite Fleetwood Mac song. We'll be unveiling the animated video for Full Moon Reggae Party shortly too... "Full Moon Reggae Party" was written in one day after an enforced absence from the studio, and recorded just a couple of days later. It's about going on the run ("I heard you stole a van, we've got some fake Gaugin's, let's go and get the cash, dance to Two Sevens Clash") but it's also the most direct love song they've ever done. A lot of Tigercats' lyrics are constructed out of fleeting, disconnected imagery, but "Full Moon Reggae Party" speaks straight to it's subject. Unlike earlier songs, it was written by Duncan with Laura's voice in mind: the exuberant verses that he sings solo contrast with the richness of the chorus. To download Full Moon Reggae Party go here.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

25 Feb London Popfest, 100 Club w/ Allo Darlin', Comet Gain and others 26 Feb Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/ Allo Darlin' 27 Feb Leicester, The Musician w/ Allo Darlin' 29 Feb Cardiff, Buffalo Bar w/ Allo Darlin' 02 Mar Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre w/ Allo Darlin' 16 Mar Ramsgate, Caboose Cafe (headline show) 21 Mar Manchester, The Castle Hotel w/ Shrag 22 Mar London, Kibo Kift at Somerset House (headline show) 29 Mar Brighton, Horse & Groom (headline show) 30 Mar London, Power Lunches - Isle of Dogs album launch, supported by Omi Palone, Fever Dream & Robert Rotifer w/ Allo Darlin' and Moustache of Insanity DJ's

Tigercats - Isle Of Dogs out 9th April 2012 12" vinyl on Fika Recordings (fikarecordings.com) CD on Acuarela Discos (acuareladiscos.com)

Tigercats - Isle Of Dogs LP due April 9th

We hope you've been enjoying the advent calendar we've been hosting with Darren Hayman. So far we've had 42 songs available to download for free - including appearances from The Wave Pictures, the song writing debut of comedian Josie Long, a track featuring Bedders from Madness and plenty of Fika Recordings favourites. Today's offering includes two songs from Bill Botting (of Allo Darlin', The Secondary Modern and Moustache Of Insanity) and from Fika Recording's latest artist, Tigercats. All of which means we can announce... ... on April 9th, we'll be releasing Isle Of Dogs, the debut album from Tigercats. Yeah! It'll be coming out on Fika Recordings on 12" vinyl, and there'll be the usual Fika related treats included. More details once I figure them out. In the meantime, head over and download their Christmas song! Woo!