Friday, 23 January 2009

Three Trapped Tigers - Buffalo Bar 22/01/09

Where do I start with Three Trapped Tigers? These guys have an immense amount of talent and it really shows. They create the sort of intensity that draws you in so that all you can do is watch in awe as these three guys absolutely go for it. Its the sort of sound that can only be developed with a lot of time and effort, each member playing off of each other mixing effect laden synths and guitars with the kind of aggressive drumming that really brings their whole sound to another level. A lot of people have already compared them to Battles, but I would say they were more like 65daysofstatic if they listened to a lot more jazz. The highlight for me was mid set when the drummer produced a mini kit and cow bell, then moved on to his drum pads, then to the full kit.
They weren't headlining last night but they should have been, they blew away both other bands on the bill, the headliners had to be thinking 'How the hell are we going to outdo these guys?' They didn't. Straight after TTT finished the venue looked and felt about half the capacity it was a few minutes before.
Their first ep only touches on their live performance. They have to be seen to be believed.

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