We're absolutely thrilled to be releasing a brand new two-track single for Leeds noise-rock legends That Fucking Tank with Hot Salvation of Folkestone to commemorate their China tour in late 2015.
Long-standing noise-rock duo That Fucking Tank return with a mini-slab of their first new recorded material since 2011's TFT. Breaking off from the math-rock scene they helped create in their early days in the mid 2000s the new record gives a taste of a less bludgeoning, more groove-based, version of their baritone guitar and drums instrumentals.
Lead track Chumbawambanger takes its cues from postpunkers Dog Faced Hermans and The Ex, mixing an off kilter loop with afro-beat rhythms and effects-laden guitar played through three separate amplifiers. The layers of textures and melodies create a weighty power that owes more to congotronics than the metallic riffs and power chords of their noise-rock peers. Pigeon Club is a more conventionally Tanky affair with the tongue-in-cheek Rush-esque two-hand tapping and stabbing stops and starts long term fans will be familiar with. This gives way to a harmonics soaked outro indebted to Come To Daddy and Windowlicker era Aphex Twin. The digital download of the record includes a long-form ambient electronics remix by Game_Program, the alias of Hookworms and NOPE drummer Jon Nash.
That Fucking Tank have shared stages and tours with bands including Hella, Q and not U, Lungfish, Oxes, Unsane, Kid Commando, GI Joe, Chevreuil, Grabba Grabba Tape, Poltergroom, US Maple, Neptune, Zu, Whitehouse, AIDS Wolf, Vialka, Nervous Kid, Don Caballero, Hoover, The Fucking Champs, Lightning Bolt, Melt Banana, The Fall, Bilge Pump, Foals, The Ex and the like.
Co-released with Hot Salvation.
Recorded & mixed in January 2015 by Robert Whiteley. Mastered by Joe Osborne.
Artwork by Luke Drozd.
Baritone guitar, 3 amps: Andy Abbott
Drums, 3 cymbals: James Islip
300 copies with screen printed sleeves and download codes
Australia - Rocket
Benelux - Suburban
Canada - F.A.B.
Finland - Supersounds
France - Differ-ant
Germany - Cargo Records
Italy - Goodfellas
Spain - Popstock
New Zealand - Southbound
Scandinavia - Border
United States - Red Eye and Forced Exposure