Hartlepool-based indie rockers, Tanx have had a great July releasing not just one, but two, indie bangers and grabbing the attention of the national press.We caught up with band member Callum to talk about Tanx’s success in July and the immediate future.
Damian Robinson caught up with band member, Callum to talk about Tanx’s success in July and the immediate future.
Your new track ‘Days With You’ is pretty much the perfect, upbeat, summer track; endorsing reckless behaviour and enjoying yourself. Where did the idea for the track come from?
I was about to go for the bus, strumming on my acoustic, and the melody popped into my head. I wrote the lyrics on my phone in the bus stop while I was waiting.
‘Days With You’ has an interesting sound – reminiscent of early, riff-heavy The Strokes and The Libertines with honest lyrics. How did you arrive at the sound?
The sound has come from having a large range of mixed influences and an obsession of guitar tones has really driven the sound of this song.
You’re playing the perfect one-two with new single, ‘Screw Loose’ following up ‘Days With You’. What can we expect from ‘Screw Loose’?
‘Screw Loose’ is reflecting the many people I know, including myself, who have a screw loose. It’s inspired by the people around me and the town I live in; it’s humorous but also has a darker meaning. It’s a lot more serious and builds up to an intense outro that we wrote in the studio.
You’ll be out considerably in the North East in the next few months playing shows. Where can we see you? And how would you describe a Tanx show?
As a recently formed band, we’re experimenting with our visual style and performance. We enjoy connecting with the audience and most of all playing the songs as energetically and meaningfully as we can. You can see us play in Newcastle this month at Think Tank? Underground (4th) and The Cluny (13th).
To find out more about Tanx, including where to hear their material and where to see them live, head to facebook.com/bandtanx.