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Tigertailz in Pipped It Popped It promo

Welsh glam metal veterans Tigertailz have released a video for their single Pipped It Popped It.

The track is taken from upcoming album Blast, due to be released in April to coincide with a UK tour, and was written specifically for this year’s Eurovision song contest.

Tigertailz submitted the song to the judging panel, who choose a shortlist for a public vote, with the winner going on to represent the UK on May 14 in Sweden. But it was almost immediately rejected.

Guitarist Jay Pepper says: “Here it is people – the track the BBC and Eurovision ‘experts’ said wasn’t worthy of putting before the British public. But the people have spoken – you can’t stop the rock.”

In his rant against the UK Eurovision panel, Pepper said: “Was our song even listened to? Who knows, but clearly the BBC and UK Eurovision Fan Club didn’t think a song and image that celebrated David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, Mott The Hoople, The Sweet and T Rex was worthy of showing the British public and letting them decide.

“And this is in a month when British glam rock legends like David Bowie and Mott The Hoople’s Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin died. A perfect chance to celebrate that great British era of music with a UK glam rock entry at Eurovision.

“They obviously know better. Well, their track record over the last five years proves this, doesn’t it?”

Tigertailz describe Pipped It Popped It as a “marmite” song, as fans will either love it or hate it. They launch their tour in Sutton In Ashfield on April 8 and wrap up in Oxford on April 23.

TIGERTAILZ 2016 UK TOUR

Apr 08: Sutton In Ashfield The Diamond
Apr 09: Bathgate Dreadnought
Apr 15: London The Underworld
Apr 16: Cardiff The Globe
Apr 20: Birmingham Asylum 2
Apr 21: Grimsby Yardbirds Club
Apr 22: Buckley The Tivoli
Apr 23: Oxford The Bullingdon

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Stef wrote close to 5000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind in late 2016 and has since moved to his beloved Canada.