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8 Aug Moorfest Leeds
14 Aug The White Room Sunderland
15 Aug The Wheatsheaf Oxford
16 Aug South Street Arts Centre Reading
17 Aug CLASH MUSIC at the Social London
21 Aug Camden Barfly (XFM Session - be there early!) London
22 Aug The Hobgoblin Brighton
23 Aug TBC - Leisure Centre?! Bletchley
Come see them in Oxford. They really need to be seen live. The new album is great too.
Poor Girl Noise presents...
THAT FUCKING TANK
MONSTER KILLED BY LASER
/Sat Aug 15th 09
@ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
tickets £4.50 in adv
THAT FUCKING TANK
Dream two-piece with huge experimental dance rock and a shrewd sense of when best to insert a hook. Touring their new album.
That Fucking Tank was formed in 2004 for a one-off performance by friends-since-school Andy Abbott and James Islip who met over an owl. Andy plays a specially tuned baritone guitar through guitar and bass amplifiers, James plays a minimal drum kit. Their novel name, energetic performances and manish volume saw them play all over Europe and the UK with brain-mangling regularity, sharing 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, Whitehouse, AIDS Wolf, Vialka, Nervous Kid, Don Caballero, The Fucking Champs, Hoover and the like. The e.p 'A Document of the First Set' and the album 'Day of Death by Bono Adrenalin Shock' (both Jealous records) capture this era.
Relentless touring, emigration from Leeds 6 and growing responsibilities outside of music saw the duo playing gigs at a more regular pace in 2007, and the entrance of old pal and Kill Yourself band-mate Giles Bailey who adds singing and physical-visual stimulation when possible. In 2008 That Fucking Tank fulfilled a teenage fantasy by playing on a bill with Metallica at Leeds and Reading Festivals.
That Fucking Tank is a band that operates on DIY principles; booking gigs, recording records and making music in a way that contributes towards the creation of alternative spaces to the boring mechanisms of 'industry', and challenging the assumption that 'good' music has to be made 'professionally' (i.e as a job).
The newest That Fucking Tank album 'Tanknology', gathers songs from the last two years of activity, with more extended grooves, progressive structures and pop hooks.
'A two-man barrage of drums and guitar that sounds like war … contains the most righteous sound ever committed to tape. Lightning Bolt and Death From Above 1979 might have been rocking the bro beats’n’strings dynamic a few years back while That Fucking Tank were still largely unknown, but it’s our boys from Leeds who look set to be victors in the longer campaign.'....
'Chances are your heart rate will peak at fuck me, this is mighty.'....
Clash music 8/10....
'This new album is huge fun and could (but hopefully won't) have them on Jonathan Ross and a tour of Academy Venues by the end of the year.'....
Whisperin' and Hollerin' 9/10....
'Petitions should without doubt be circulated, then submitted to the UN, if this does not become a staple of indie discos across the UK upon its release.'....
The Skinny 4/5....
'Tanknology’ reminds us of the base joy of listening (and dancing) to riffs and drums played fast, over and over… It’s fucking nuts and they’re fucking brilliant.'....
Die Shellsuit Die 9/10
‘Brutal but also intricate, this is singularly riotous.’....
Rock Sound 8/10
MONSTER KILLED BY LASER
Massive rock tunes, heavily influenced by brooding soundtracks and tribal culture. They recently lived their fantasy by supporting The Melvins. Last date of their tour!
Formed way back in 2001 as 3 now 4. Instro Prog Rock heavily influenced by brooding soundtracks, Black music and culture, conceptual recordings and the hair line of King Crimson's Adrian Belew circa 84. Had dream to open up for Melvins, achived it! whats next? As seen with Melvins, ASVA, Acid Mothers, Big Buisness, USA Is A Monster, Oxes, Porn, Coughs, Wolf Eyes, Lords, Dalek, Bilge Pump. Currently working on a new full length work of Prog mastery set for release in 09.
Sludge, doom grunge packed with exhilarating dynamics that makes for a raw and unhinged live show.
"Since there inception they've earned themselves a reputation of live performances that are as visually striking to behold, as the music is to be heard...." METAL HAMMER "..Unsettling and arresting" THE FLY "Packed with exhilarating dynamics to shock the casual listener senseless, the music from this quartet oozes both style and substance. Once you've entered the world of Ivy's itch you won't want to leave - it's an electrifying and terrifying emotional rollercoasterr but boy, does the ride reap it's rewards." BLACK VELVET MAGAZINE
Vibe heavy duo fresh from the Ox hood. Deep building bass rhythms and intricate to pounding drums beats.
Dragged kicking and screaming from the charred remains of Prefontaine and Twat Trot Tra La in early 2009. All ready to cause some mayhem in a venue near you.