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Win Triggerfinger London Show Tickets!

| On 02, May 2011

AAAmusic and Meanfiddler are giving away a pair of tickets for Antwerp sensation Triggerfinger show in London at The Barfly on May 12th!!

For your chance to win simply email subject line Triggerfinger, with your name and the name of your guest!

Hurry Up! Entries close Monday 9th May at 4pm.

UK residents only.

Buy tickets here.

Triggerfinger is a fiery threepiece from Antwerp consisting of a trio of real characters: guitarist and singer Ruben Block, drummer Mario Goossens and bassist Paul Van Bruystegem – aka Lange Polle or Monsieur Paul. Now, it takes some grit – and style – to be dubbed “the loudest band in Antwerp”, and in some ways the moniker is a testament to their past efforts; which have built up a considerable and loyal following in the Lowlands. (If you have any doubts about the powerful and multidimensional sound they can command, just give their live LP Faders Up (2007) a spin). But sights are now being set further afield from this great Flemish city, especially with the release  of their third album “All This Dancin’ Around”, the follow up to the successful “What Grabs Ya?” and 2004’s debut album “Triggerfinger”.

There are big things expected of “All This Dancin’ Around” and no wonder, as the band themselves have set the expectation level from the off. The album was recorded at the famous Sound City studio in Los Angeles, where Nirvana’s Nevermind was produced. Recording sessions, under the aegis of producer Greg Gordon (a man who has turned his talents to the sounds of Oasis, Wolfmother, Slayer and Soulwax amongst others) went extremely well; and the band seem to have had the time of their lives in all senses of the phrase. Indeed the post-recording snippets from the band members themselves were very bullish: everything probably went better than expected. According to Monsieur Paul, “It was the first time in my ‘career’ that I came out of the studio and realised that everything actually sounded even better than we thought it did in the studio at the time… Everything went so smooth, it was a blast. It was just a shame that the water in the swimming pool was a tad chilly.”

This is a band that have developed the hard way; years of touring the clubs, pubs, festivals and dives of Europe have bred a fierce and uncompromising sound. And a fluid one too, able to turn a melody or a phrasing on a sixpence, and one more than capable of showcasing the individual personalities to their best effect, in whatever situation. They aren’t just a loud and grandiose rock band either: moments of broody introspection are a forte too, and can be heard in tracks like “It Hasn’t Gone Away” or  “All Night Long”.

Meanwhile, the band has sold 15000 copies of this album in their home territory, where it was released on November 15, 2010 – enough to claim a Gold Record. All shows in the Low Countries have been sold out for months in advance and the first reviews from other European countries are promising. Early january, they took home two Belgian Music Industry Awards home, one for best band, one for drummer Mario Goossens in the category ‘best musician’. Mario has had a busy career, before and during Triggerfinger’s early days, playing in bands like Hooverphonic, Noordkaap, and alongside  Pete… In Winterville. Mario is also a critically acclaimed producer for fellow countrymen such as Black Box Revelation.

Triggerfinger are now set to conquer Britain, with a first gig at Camden’s Barfly gig on May 12.