Tambourhinoceros is a Danish independent record label and Music publisher.

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FounderKristoffer Rom, Aske Zidore
Distributor(s)Australia: Balance Music, Austria: Rough Trade Distribution, Belgium: PiAS, Canada: Forced Exposure, Czech Republic: Mystic, Denmark: Playground Music, Estonia: Playground Music, Finland: Playground Music, France: Differ-Ant, Germany: Rough Trade Distribution, Greece: Heathen Natives, Hong Kong: Love Da Records, Italy: Audioglobe, Japan: Disk Union, Latvia: Playground Music, Lithuania: Playground Music, Netherlands: PiAS, New Zealand: Balance Music, Norway: Playground Music, Poland: Mystic, Portugal: Vortex, Slovenia: Matrix Music, Spain: Gran Sol, Sweden: Playground Music, United Kingdom / Eire: Republic of Music, United States: Forced Exposure, Digital distribution (Worldwide): Ingrooves
Genrealternative, experimental music, Indie rock, indie pop
Country of originDenmark
Official websitewww.tambourhinoceros.net


The label was created by two members of the band Oh No Ono in 2009 as a way for the founders to show the "burning love we have for music (our releases as well as art and music)".[1] Its first release was Kristen and Marie's debut EP in May 2010.

Tambourhinoceros became internationally known for its production of Danish indie pop band Treefight for Sunlight, which received positive ratings in both the US and the UK.[2] On that band's debut album, A Collection of Vibrations for Your Skull, a song entitled "Tambourhinoceros Jam" was included, which is assumed to be a tribute to the record label. Since then the label has released internationally successful artists like Iceage, Palace Winter and Efterklang among others.

In 2011, Tambourhinoceros was awarded with a Gaffa Award for its contribution to the Danish music scene.

Whilst it is primarily a record label, Tambourhinoceros is also doing publishing, management, graphic design and web design for their artists.[1]

Aske Zidore left the label in 2012, and since early 2013 Tue Kjerstein & Kristoffer Rom have been the managing directors.

In 2016 Tambourhinoceros was recognised as one of Europe's most inspiring young label and was selected by IMPALA and The Independent Echo for the FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN campaign.[3]



  1. ^ a b "Tambourhinoceros | ArtRebels Blog". Artrebels.com. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  2. ^ "Treefight For Sunlight - Treefight For Sunlight | Clash Music Latest Album Review". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ "FIVEUNDERFIFTEEN: Tambourhinoceros (Denmark)". on pias.com.

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