+ 7” CHARITY VINYL FOR ‘THE FLYING SEAGULL PROJECT’
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Ablaze with Sgt. Peppers-esque trippery, Dexys’ pomp and a brazen glam-rock stomp, the track is the latest to emerge from their new album ‘Luna Park!’ – out 4 December 2020.
Making a stand for community and creativity in the face of bigotry and consumerism, “god, oil, money” finds Tankus turning-up the megaphones loud and clear to project a rousing message of hope and equality. Released digitally and as a 7” vinyl release, 50% of the profits will go directly to “The Flying Seagull Project”, a charity who provide theatrical and circus based entertainment in refugee camps across Europe.
As frontman Jaz Delorean says of the track:
“We wanted to write a song for the times, for everyone to sing; a noisy, chaotic anthem you can launch out of your heart and hear it echoed back from countless different voices. This is not a time to be building walls, but breaking them down and building bridges with the debris. Living in a gloriously multicultural land should be celebrated daily, and the question “where are you really from?” often hurts more than people give away, as it doesn’t achieve anything. The important thing is we are all here, now, and we can be community together, and stronger for it.”
Written by Tankus The Henge (AKA Jaz Delorean, Tim Fulker, João Mello, George Simmonds, Franco Pellicani), the track was recorded at StudiOwz in Wales. It is one of 12 songs to feature on ‘Luna Park!’, a new album produced by Gethin Pearson (Badly Drawn Boy/whenyoung/Crystal Fighters).
Pitch-black satire shrouded in a neon glow; ‘Luna Park!’ sees Tankus the Henge protesting against the corporate gentrification of London’s Denmark Street and venue closures all across the UK. On their latest album, the visionary rock’n’roll story tellers dream of a utopian new world where independence and creativity are celebrated, and greed and capitalism are a thing of the past…
An album of fearless, outrageous rock’n’roll, ‘Luna Park!’ at once brings to mind Blur and the Blockheads, Motown to Madness; it’s a record that invites you to escape in its incandescent spectacle, but urges you spare a thought for the people who put it on.
Available on all streaming platforms, plus CD and vinyl, a hidden bonus track will also exclusively appear on the physical editions.
TANKUS THE HENGE – ‘god, oil, money’ – OUT NOW
NEW ALBUM: ‘LUNA PARK!’ ON 4 DECEMBER 2020
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.