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Tambourhinoceros

... is an independent music company evolving around it's core function as a record label. We dedicate our time, devotion and ambition to determining and fulfilling the needs and expectations of each artist and release while continuously nurturing a collective of diverse, yet like-minded, artists. We work with artists we know and love, with music that can stand the test of time. There isn’t a definite musical profile as such, except from artistic necessity and honesty.
It began in late 2009 as a concept designed by Aske Zidore & Kristoffer Rom of Oh No Ono and by April 2010 the first release was out. In the first year in business Tambourhinoceros introduced no less than six new acts to a starving music scene, among those were Iceage and Treefight For Sunlight. In late 2010 Danish music magazine Gaffa awarded Kristoffer & Aske an award for their extraordinary efforts on the Danish music scene.
Like most music industry startups Tambourhinoceros has always relied heavily on voluntary work from a closely knit group of music enthusiasts. In 2011 one of those volunteers, Tue Kjerstein, became a partner and joined Aske & Kristoffer in the long term strategic planning. In 2011 Tambourhinoceros released niché-classics like New Brigade by Iceage, Gate 5 by Thulebasen as well as the Danish children’s book Grønflammeskoven, which features acts like Mew, Junior Senior, When Saints Go Machine and many more.
In 2012 The New Spring’s Secret Armor was among the most critically acclaimed releases in Denmark (and shortlisted for The Nordic Music Prize), Thulebasen joined forces with brilliant acts like Eric Copeland of Black Dice, Lucky Dragons and Gala Drop on their EP Forever Grinning and Cæcilie Trier made her debut as a solo act under the name of CTM and created substantial amounts of international online buzz with the single “Jewel”. In 2012 we also did our part in reviving the cassette tape as a viable and justified music format by releasing no less than 8 tape-based releases in just 10 months. We also released a new version of Tambourhinoceros.net and introduced The Tambourhinoceros Shop - an online record store specializing in alternative, experimental & independent music on vinyl, tape, download and CD.
While we wait for 2013 we can only guess at what’s in store for us - but we do look forward to handling our first physical releases outside Denmark, to open up The Tambourhinoceros Shop for more labels and artists, to releasing the much awaited sophomore albums by 4 Guys From The Future, Treefight For Sunlight and PRE-Be-UN, the debut of Cancer and probably also the 4th & 5th record in 1.5 years of prog-wizard Birthgiving Toad.

Latest News

Introducing 'lost u'

Rangleklods - lost u - cover art by Stefan Björklund

The wait is over and we're proud to introduce the first single by Rangleklods from their forthcoming album (title & release date to be announced).

Stream Frisk Frugt's album on The Quietus

Frisk Frugt, by Nina Mouritzen

It's a week till the worldwide release of Frisk Frugt's album Den Europæiske Spejlbue.

New vinyls in stock

TAMB097LP wide

After a vinyl production involving near-death experiences for several people the magnificent Frisk Frugt double LP has finally arrived.

New Releases

Upcoming Events

Chorus Grant @ Northern Winter Beat

Jan 29, 2015 to Jan 31, 2015
Northern Winter Beat
Denmark
Aalborg

Cancer @ Frost Festival 2015

Feb 1, 2015
Frost Festival
Denmark
Copenhagen
Stage: 
Skuespilhuset

The New Spring @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Mar 11, 2015
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
England
London

Rangleklods

Mar 14, 2015 to Mar 22, 2015
SXSW
USA
Austin, Texas

The New Spring

Mar 20, 2015
Vega
Denmark
Stage: 
Ideal Bar

Frisk Frugt

Mar 24, 2015
Cafe OTO
England
London

Frisk Frugt

Mar 26, 2015
The Audacious Art Experiment
England
Sheffield

Rangleklods @ Train, spring 2015

Mar 27, 2015
Train
Denmark
Aarhus

Frisk Frugt

Mar 27, 2015
Benjamin Perry Boathouse
England
Bristol

Rangleklods @ Pitstop, spring 2015

Apr 2, 2015
Pitstop
Denmark
Kolding

Rangleklods @ Skraaen, spring 2015

Apr 3, 2015
Skraaen
Denmark
Aalborg

Rangleklods @ Pumpehuset, spring 2015

Apr 4, 2015
Pumpehuset
Denmark
Copenhagen

Frisk Frugt

Apr 16, 2015
Muziekgebouw
Netherlands
Amsterdam

Frisk Frugt

Apr 18, 2015
Klooster
Netherlands
Rotterdam

Rangleklods @ Kulturmaskinen, spring 2015

May 9, 2015
Kulturmaskinen
Denmark
Odense