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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

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.

"Keys" by Hooray For Earth out now!

Keys / 128 by Hooray For Earth

Today we release our first songs by Hooray For Earth. It's the single "Keys" including the b-side "128". Two great tracks that will kick off your week in the best possible way.

Cancer releases mini-album worldwide Sept. 29

We are happy to announce the international release of Cancer’s mini-album "Ragazzi".

New Releases

Upcoming Events

Treefight For Sunlight @ Posten 2014

Sep 3, 2014
Posten
Denmark
Odense

Treefight For Sunlight @ Tobakken 2014

Sep 4, 2014
Tobakken
Denmark
Esbjerg

Treefight For Sunlight @ Kulisselageret 2014

Sep 5, 2014
Kulisselageret
Denmark
Horsens

Treefight For Sunlight @ Det Musiske Hus 2014

Sep 6, 2014
Det Musiske Hus
Denmark
Frederikshavn

Chorus Grant @ Templet

Sep 12, 2014
Templet
Denmark
Lyngby

Treefight For Sunlight @ Jazzhouse 2014

Sep 16, 2014
Jazzhouse
Denmark
Copenhagen

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

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

Chorus Grant @ Forbrændingen 2014

Nov 29, 2014
Forbrændingen
Denmark
Albertslund