Tango in the Attic

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Tango in the Attic
Origin Glenrothes, Scotland
Genres Lo-fi, garage, pop
Years active 2008–present
Members
Jordan Craig - Vocals/Guitar
Paul Johnson - Drums
Jonathan MacFarlane - Organ/Guitar
James Crook - Bass
Past members Daniel Craig - Vocals

Tango in the Attic are a Scottish lo-fi, garage, pop band from Glenrothes, formed in 2008. The band consists of Daniel Craig - vocals, Jordan Craig - guitar, Jonathan MacFarlane - organ James Crook - bass and Paul Johnson - drums.[1]

History[edit]

2008–2010[edit]

Tango In The Attic formed in early 2008 in Glenrothes, Fife. The band's members are influenced by various artists. Using guitars, vintage organs, saxophones and random percussion, they give energetic and engaging live performances,[2] and have been described as "Vampire Weekend-esque".[3][4]

The band played 2009's T In The Park festival's Tbreak tent, followed by a live session on Vic Galloway's BBC Radio One show.[5][6] Their track, "Jackanory" was used on Schuh’s first television advertisement, which was broadcast throughout the UK.[7] They also released the double A-side single, "Blunderground" b/w "Be A Familiar".

Band Lineup[edit]

Prior to the creation of Tango in the Attic's 2012 album Sellotape, Daniel Craig decided to leave the band citing difficulties regarding the more extensive touring which was planned for the upcoming album.[8] Rather than replace Daniel the band made the decision to remain as a four piece with Jordan taking over vocal duties.

Discography[edit]

The band's debut album, Bank Place Locomotive Society, was released on 12 July 2010.[9] Track listing

  • 1. "One Step Away"
  • 2. "Seven Second Stare"
  • 3. "Off To…"
  • 4. "Sketch by Quentin Blake"
  • 5. "A Healthy Distraction"
  • 6. "One Step Ahead"
  • 7. "Jackanory"
  • 8. "Leftside"
  • 9. "Whiskey in the Wind"
  • 10. "Blunderground"
  • 11. "She Stole the Summer"
  • 12. "The Letting Go"

The band's second release, "Sellotape", was released 28 May 2012, and has appeared in music charts in the United States (#69 in CMJ top 200 as of 21 August 2012).[10] Track listing

  • 1. "Stitch"
  • 2. "Paw Prints"
  • 3. "The Paradise Institute"
  • 4. "198 Alpaca"
  • 5. "Sunscream"
  • 6. "Mona Lisa Overdrive"
  • 7. "Chewing Gum"
  • 8. "Swimming Pool"
  • 9. "Family Sucks"


References[edit]

  1. ^ unknown (9 July 2009). "T Break talent: Tango in the Attic: Come dance at T in the Park, with Tango in the Attic.". STV News. Stv Central Limited. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "On the radar: Tango in the Attic", The Scotsman, 6 July 2009, retrieved 13 October 2010 
  3. ^ "T in the Park review: Tango in the Attic", The Scotsman, 12 July 2009, retrieved 14 October 2010 
  4. ^ "Tango in the Attic - Blunderground", The List, 11 June 2009, retrieved 14 October 2010 
  5. ^ "The Big Break", The Herald, 4 July 2009, retrieved 14 October 2010 
  6. ^ "Vic Galloway Show sessions: Tango in the Attic", BBC Radio Scotland, 30 June 2009, retrieved 14 October 2010 
  7. ^ "Schuh - teddy picker machine (2009)", Name the tune, retrieved 14 October 2010 
  8. ^ "Singer leaves local band amicably". Fife Today. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Richard Brant (12 August 2010). "Tango in the Attic – Bank Place Locomotive Society (Keep Calm)". Rock Feedback. Rockfeedback. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  10. ^ Daniel Grasso (21 August 2012). "Tango In The Attic on the charts".