What's this? A national tour featuring two of our absolute favourite new acts, plus a smattering of local talent? Indeed! DrownedinSound is proud to present: the first DiScover Tour, spearheaded by Three Trapped Tigers and Gold Panda.
As you probably know, DiS has been putting on shows in Sheffield and Manchester for a while now, but this time we've widened our net and teamed up with a clutch of promoters from around the country to send these two animal-monickered outfits on a little DiScover-endorsed soiree.
Our headliners Three Trapped Tigers - DiScovered here - release their second EP (EP2, no less) in August via Blood & Biscuits. It'll melt your face, basically. And if you've not seen their live show yet, my word you're missing out. In the meantime, check their Myspace for recorded goodness, and the live video below.
Gold Panda's slightly more of an unknown quantity, but not for long. This one man beat-factory - support slots with Maps and Simian Mobile Disco beckon - is sure to warm things up early doors, mark our words. Or just take a listen on Myspace. Release-wise, the 12" Miyamae EP is out now on Various, with 7" 'Quitters Raga' dropping on August 3rd via Make Mine. Expect a DiScover article soon, and in the mean time check out Wendy Roby's glowing endorsement from Monday's singles.
Also keep 'em peeled for details of the tour's local openers. But now, without further ado, here's those dates for your diary, and ticket links for the shows:
17 Newcastle Head Of Steam TicketWeb
18 Nottingham Bodega AltTickets
19 Sheffield The Harley WeGotTickets
20 Manchester The Deaf Institute TicketLine
23 Brighton Freebutt WeGotTickets
24 Bristol Thekla AltTickets
25 London White Heat WeGotTickets
Video: Three Trapped Tigers '1' (Live)