MYSPACE PRESENCE: http://myspace.com/thetamborines
BASE OF OPERATION: London, England
LATEST RELEASE: "Blue Skies Daisy Days - "Be Around" (2009)
PRESS INFO: coming soon
FOR FANS OF: The Jesus And Mary Chain, Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, 60's fuzzy guitar pop
The Tamborines came to being when core members Lulu Grave (Keyboards, Percussion) and Henrique Laurindo (Guitar, Vocals) started recording some songs on a 4-track in their bedroom in West London. They have been rapidly gaining acclaim throughout London with their mind-blowing, synthesizer heavy, tripped-out live shows. Raised on a diet of underground indie, Bergman movies, and distorted guitars, The Tamborines combine their daydreaming sound with an art aesthetic that blends West Coast Pyschedelia with the noir of The Velvet Underground. The result is jangly guitar pop and hypnotic hazy retro organ with almost unsettling undertones. The band has released several EP's and has appeared on several compilations. In 2005, the 7" single "What Took You So Long" was released in the UK by Decadent records. It was followed in 2006 by the limited edition 7" single (on yellow vinyl) of "Sally O'Gannon" via Sonic Cathedral (UK). Since then, The Tamborines have worked with producer Brian O'Shaungnessy (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, and, more recently, The Clientele.) and Tim Holms (Death In Vegas, etc.). The band is currently playing various festivals - and work continues with new recordings set for the near future.