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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

Welcome to Rangleklods

We're stoked to announce that we've signed the electronic act Rangleklods. An exclusive Danish tour has just been announced, check the dates here and have a look at Jonas Bang's album trailer.

New Chorus Grant live sessions

Chorus Grant has recorded two tracks for P6 Beat (national Danish radio). "The Idea" from the album Space. And also a beautiful cover of the Christmas classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Enjoy friends.

New Frisk Frugt single out now!

Frisk Frugt - Og hele verden forsvinder i tåger

Yesterday the great UK music site The Quietus premiered single #2 from the upcoming Frisk Frugt album. It's entitled "Og hele verden forsvinder i tåger" and if the choir intro doesn't wow you we don't know what will.

New Releases

Upcoming Events

Chorus Grant @ P6 Beat 2014

Dec 20, 2014
P6 Beat rocker
Denmark
Copenhagen

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 @ Train, spring 2015

Mar 27, 2015
Train
Denmark
Aarhus

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

Rangleklods @ Kulturmaskinen, spring 2015

May 9, 2015
Kulturmaskinen
Denmark
Odense