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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

The New Spring LPs up close

The New Spring - Late Bloomer LP

Here's some fresh photographs of The New Spring's third LP on Tambourhinoceros. It's an extremely limited edition of 250 units, pressed on 180g lp in a heavyweight cover.

The New Spring's new album out now!

The New Spring - Late Bloomer

Bastian Kallesøe aka The New Spring has finally released his 3rd album. Keep reading if you've also been waiting for Nick Drake's successor since 1974...

New Cancer track on DIY

Cancer - Body on the Bones

Today the UK-based music mag DIY premieres the new single "Body on the Bones" by Cancer, taken from the upcoming mini-album Ragazzi (out worldwide on sep 29, 2014). It's bloody brilliant.

New Releases

Upcoming Events

The New Spring @ Jazzhouse 2014

Sep 25, 2014
Jazzhouse
Denmark
Copenhagen

The New Spring @ Huset i Hasserisgade 2014

Sep 26, 2014
Huset i Hasserisgade
Denmark
Aalborg

The New Spring @ Atlas 2014

Sep 27, 2014
Atlas
Denmark
Aarhus

Chorus Grant @ Pumpehuset

Oct 1, 2014
Pumpehuset
Denmark
Copenhagen

Chorus Grant @ HQ

Oct 2, 2014
HQ
Denmark
Aarhus

The New Spring @ Waves Bratislava 2014

Oct 3, 2014 to Oct 5, 2014
Waves Bratislava
Slovakia
Bratislava

Chorus Grant @ Skraaen 2014

Oct 4, 2014
Skraaen
Denmark
Copenhagen

The New Spring @ The New Fall

Oct 11, 2014
The New Fall Festival
Germany
Düsseldorf
Stage: 
Hotel Nikko

Cancer @ Pitstop 2014

Oct 23, 2014
Pitstop
Denmark
Kolding

Cancer @ Radar 2014

Oct 24, 2014
Radar
Denmark
Aarhus

Cancer @ Jazzhouse 2014

Nov 11, 2014
Jazzhouse
Denmark
Copenhagen

The New Spring @ Dexter 2014

Nov 15, 2014
Dexter
Denmark
Odense

Chorus Grant @ Forbrændingen 2014

Nov 29, 2014
Forbrændingen
Denmark
Albertslund