Pull Tiger Tail

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Pull Tiger Tail
Pull Tiger Tail Piano.jpg
Pull Tiger Tail at home
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Years active2006–2009
LabelsYoung and Lost Club Records (2006) (UK)
B-Unique Records (2006-2007) (UK)
New Art, Please (2009) (UK)
WebsiteOfficial Website
MembersMarcus Ratcliff (Pepperell)
Davo McKenzie McConville
John Hamson Jr

Pull Tiger Tail (often abbreviated to PTT) were an indie rock band based in London and originating from Stratford-upon-Avon and Edinburgh; they formed in 2006 while attending Goldsmiths College. All three members had grown up together in Stratford-upon-Avon where they played in indie-rock band Antihero, releasing two singles and winning the support of John Peel on Radio 1.[1] The three friends shared a flat together when moving to London to attend Goldsmiths.

Pull Tiger Tail played their debut gig at London's Tatty Bogle club on 2 February 2006.

The band released their debut single, "Animator", on Young and Lost Club Records on 25 September 2006. Copies were limited to 1000, with 500 7"s, each hand customised by the band, and 500 CDs available.

Their final single with B-Unique was "Hurricanes", released on 11 June 2007. An iTunes error prevented the single hitting the Top 40. Because of this, the band was dropped. However, B-Unique retained the band's album, resulting in a lengthy legal battle to return the album to Pull Tiger Tail.

As of 2009, following the release of PAWS., the band have gone their separate ways, although a b-sides and rarities album, The Lost World, was released on 14 December 2009. In mid-2009, Hamson joined the indie folk group Noah and the Whale for a short time after drummer Doug Fink left the band. In 2011 he joined Friendly Fires on percussion and bass guitar for their Pala world tour.

In 2012, Ratcliff and Hamson re-emerged as a duo called THUMPERS.

Band members[edit]

  • Marcus Ratcliff - guitar, keys, vocals
  • Davo McKenzie-McConville - bass, keys, vocals
  • John Hamson - drums, vocals



  • "Animator" - Young and Lost Club Records - 25 September 2006
  • "Mr 100%" - B-Unique Records - 11 December 2006
  • "Let's Lightning" - B-Unique Records - 26 March 2007
  • "Hurricanes" - B-Unique Records - 18 June 2007
  • "Mary Jane" - Young and Lost Club Records - 2 June 2008



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