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Limelight: Three Trapped Tigers

Purveyors of experimental prog who have played alongside Dillinger and Deftones…

When their debut album Route One Or Die landed in May 2011, Three Trapped Tigers quickly cemented their place in the instrumental and experimental rock scene. Math and prog rock fans hailed their virtuosic, yet nuanced studio performances, and their tightly-woven keyboard and guitar melody lines became recognisable, yet inimitable thanks to their technicality. On the back of Route One…, the band landed support slots with technical heroes Dillinger Escape Plan, and when grainy camera phone footage appeared on YouTube of Deftones frontman Chino Moreno playing the incendiary opening track from Route One Or Die, Cramm, at a DJ set, it came as little surprise that TTT were soon playing arena shows supporting Deftones. “At our first gig together in Glasgow they made a point of watching our sound check; they had asked us because they liked us,” says keyboard player Tom Rogerson of that surreal time. “They wanted to watch our soundcheck just as much as we wanted to watch theirs.”

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