Pós punk clássico diretamente da Itália. O Tank and Tears chegou até mim graças ao Alessandro Hicks do Grass on The Sun e quando coloquei as mãos no ep Know Yourself a nostalgia surgiu fortemente, ecos de Chameleons, Comsat Angels, Simples Minds, no começo, e outros clássicos do pós punk, só que detalhe, tudo devidamente atualizado e modernizado. Pitadas de anos 90´s melancólico e várias outras referências.
Mas o ponto é o Tank and Tears acertou em cheio em dseu debute, pós punk moderno classudo.
***** Interview with Tanks and Tears *****
Q. When did Tanks and Tears started, tell us about the history...
1) C: We started as a band in the winter of 2013, at first we were just two, Matteo and me, and we used to play with a drum-machine as "drummer". In May 2014 we released a self-produced demo and Francesco joined the band.
Q: Who are your influences?
2) M: We have many influences, certainly many 80's post-punk band such as The Cure, The Chameleons, The Jesus And Mary Chain etc..
C: Personally I'm inspired by the Seattle Sound, bands like Nirvana and Alice In Chains, but I also like Tears For Fears and Pink Turns Blue. F: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Bauhaus
Q. Make a list of 5 albuns of all time…
3) (M,C,F) Very difficult question! jajaja
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
2. In Utero - Nirvana
3. Disintegration - The Cure
4. Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
5. The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
Q. How do you feel playing live?
4) F: Pure adrenaline!
C: alive! M: The best thing in the world! i think..
Q. How do you describe Tanks and Tears sounds?
5) C: With a twist of Lemon! (quote)
M: 80's post-punk meets Nirvana and gives birth to a little baby.. that's our music!
Q: Tell us about the process of recording the songs ?
6) C: We recorded the album in just 2 weeks, it was our first professional work and it was very funny!
Q. Which new bands do you recommended?
7) C: Our friends and great bands: Go!Zilla and Babylon K from Florence, they play a really cool garage-rock! M: Soviet Soviet, another great post-punk band from Italy.
Q: Which band would you love to made a cover version of?
8) C: Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me), I think we'll make our own version of this classic.
Q: What´s the plans for future....
9) M: Start playing many gigs all around Italy and next Winter turn Europe!
Q: Any parting words?
10) M: On our facebook page we have a lot of friends from Latin America, continue to support us! Our dream is to make a tour there one day! we love you!