Tanx roll in at Yorkie for new album launch

Three members of Three Dimensional Tanx
Three members of Three Dimensional Tanx

A new album from Lancaster/Manchester five piece Three Dimensional Tanx is the focus of a launch gig at The Yorkshire House on Friday, February 7.

For the last 10 years 3D Tanx have been ploughing the furrow of their own brand of “psychedelic” and “drone” rock, during which time they’ve performed in some great and unusual venues.

They have been “sound carriers” for Can man Damo Suzuki, performed at Tate Britain with artist Linder, 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, that they managed to get a full crowd at the festival despite their set clashing with psychedelic heavyweights Fuzz and Hookworms.

They’ve also played with bands like White Hills, Gnod, Trembling Bells, Lucid Dream, the Cosmic Dead, Helicon and many more from the UK’s psych-scene.

The band’s recorded work was on hiatus as former guitarist David Blackwell left to concentrate full-time on the Lovely Eggs. However, with two new members, the now 5-piece Three Dimensional Tanx set to work creating a new album for a new era.

The self titled album is available from the bands’ Bandcamp page, Sunstone Records, Norman Records and Piccadilly Records and will be available on the night of the gig.

Norman Records described the album as being: “neon psychedelic power pop with really bright, clear tones and often a kind of mod-meets-punk feel... When they’re blasting them out hard, fast and dumb they sure do know their way around a pop tune.”

Their sound features all kinds of electric guitars, their trademark 60’s Philicorda organ, a host of synths, electronics, and even electrified zithers and harp. Support on the night comes from Fighting Keegans, Hypno Dollhouse and Fighting Bears.

Doors open at 8.30pm and entry is £4 Entry.