Promo photos

The New Tigers promo photo by Ulla Kokki 2019
The New Tigers promo photo 2018
The New Tigers promo photo 2018
The New Tigers promo photo 2017
The New Tigers promo photo 2013
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In the beginning of the year 2017, The New Tigers found themselves facing a question; whether to find a new drummer or to re-invent themselves as a creative trio for the new recordings? The latter option was chosen, and work begun on new songs in laboratorium-like circumstances. After months and months of playing, thinking, recording, joking around and shaping, a satisfactory sound was achieved. Once the working method was found, the remaining Tigers, Appu, Janne and Valtteri started properly recording Do Xao in August 2017. This time the recordings are less based on live playing in studio, and more on multi tracking and overdubbing, meticulously thinking through all the details. A method that has been in use in pop music since 50’s was a revelation to the band – affecting both song structure and sound textures.

New exciting sounds were found and new kinds of instruments used, as well as old instruments used in new kinds of ways. Rhythm tracks were provided by humans and machines equally and mutually. Founding Tigers drummer Waltteri Katajamäki made a mini comeback on a few songs, and some drum tracks were played by yo mama! The end result, New Tigers’ third album Do Xao is their most playful, colourful and experimental, but also the poppiest and most catchy music the band has yet produced.

The New Tigers is a fuzzy pop group from Finland. The band was founded in 2006 in order to play noisy yet melodic freewheeling pop music. Some people have described the band's sound similar to Yo La Tengo, Jonathan Richman and Teenage Fanclub, yet in the same sentence underlined the band's quirky originality.

The New Tigers have released two albums with third on the way, and have played live in the UK, Spain, Belgium and Scandinavia, among others. The band has gained a reputation of a fun, adventurous and slightly chaotic live act.

The New Tigers consist of Appu Jasu (vocals/keyboard/guitar) and Valtteri Virtanen (vocals/guitar) and Janne Kauppinen (bass). The band is located in the west coast seaside town of Turku.


Soundi-Magazine (FI) "The New Tigers has grown into a recognizably personal indie band, and that, as we know, is rare."
- Mikko Meriläinen link

The Arts Desk (UK) "Turku's The New Tigers win with a late-Eighties indie-influenced twinkly guitar pop. Equal parts My Bloody Valentine, Galaxie 500, The Pastels and Sarah Records, The New Tigers rewind the calendar with gusto and charm."
- Kieron Tyler link

Bands of Tomorrow (DK) "Their fuzzy pop blends in a very special way, and their dreaming universe is hugely atmospheric."
- Martin Rahbek link

Helsingin Sanomat -newspaper (FI) "Gorgeous, dreamy guitar psychedelia."
- Otto Talvio link


"Chewing Gum" video by The New Tigers, click to play. (Links: Vimeo, Youtube)

"Secondary City" video by The New Tigers, click to play. (Links: Vimeo, Youtube)

"Don't Know Where to Go" video by Appu Jasu, click to play. (Links: Vimeo, Youtube)

"Velvet Jam" video by The New Tigers, click to play. (Links: Vimeo, Youtube)

"Clocks of Destruction" video by Pekki Purppura, click to play. (Link: Youtube)