That Fucking Tank

Leeds-based rock duo...

That Fucking Tank
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. The newest That Fucking Tank album gathers songs from the last two years of activity, with more extended grooves, progressive structures and pop hooks for Reef's Gary Stringer to sing along to. The album is called 'Tanknology' and will be released by Gringo records in March 2009 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). Therefore if you use this myspace account to get in touch, offer gigs, request interviews and so on bear in mind that we will respond as best we can in our spare moments. Visit thatfuckingtank.com for more music, writing and fun.

Members

James Islip, Andrew Abbott

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