When it comes to music described as psychedelic or drone-rock, one band have been ploughing this particular furrow for over fifteen years. Ahead of the release of their highly anticipated new album ‘Attack’, Three Dimensional Tanx return with an immediately infectious single ‘Son of Go’, and at just 1 minute 52 seconds long, not a second is wasted in this energetic statement of intent. A driving beat, intricate organ line, huge guitars and a commanding vocal combine to create one of the most memorable and accessible psych tracks of recent years.
The band hold a unique place in the hearts of fans of psychedelia. Stalwarts of the scene, over the course of their career to date the Lancaster/Manchester based Three Dimensional Tanx have been ‘sound carriers’ for Can man Damo Suzuki, performed at Tate Britain with artist Linder Sterling, played at a Spacemen 3 art exhibition at the request of Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, Dead Skeletons) and smashed it at 2013’s Liverpool Psych Fest.
Their live reputation is so fierce they managed to draw a full crowd at Liverpool Psych Fest even though their set clashed with Fuzz and Hookworms. The band have also played with the likes of Aquaserge (featuring members of Tame Impala and Stereolab), the Oscillation, Mugstar, Nik Turner (Hawkwind), Trembling Bells, the Lucid Dream, the Cosmic Dead, Helicon, Mind Mountain, Keys, Pusher, Paddy Steer and many more.
Formed in the year 2000, the original line-up of Spacey, Loz, Sean and David recorded two albums and a compilation before former guitarist David Blackwell left to concentrate full-time on the Lovely Eggs. Richard and Pete joined to complete the new five piece line up and Three Dimensional Tanx set about creating new music for a new era.
January 2014 saw the release of a new, eponymous album, with a gig featuring the full album played straight though recorded and released as Three Dimensional Tanx LIVE! in July 2014. New studio album, ‘Attack’ is released on 29th August 2016, ‘Son of Go’ is the first single to come from that record.
Saturday 20th August 2016 – The Golden Lion, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD
Friday 2nd September 2016 – The Loft , 35 North Street, Rugby, CV21 2AL
Saturday 8th October – GoodSouls Promotions, Sebright Arms, Bethnal Green, London
October 13th – 17th 2016 – Lancaster Music Festival, various venues:
Saturday 14th October 2016 – The Golden Lion, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD