If you are looking for a joyful and infectious party to romp through the summer with then UK band Tankus the Henge have the perfect soundtrack to match the revelry in their new single Cakewalk. The song is a teasing escapade through numerous flavours and mischievous sounds which wherever you hide your emotions it will find and ignite them into a stomp of contagious devilment.
Described as six sharped dressed and bedraggled gentlemen hailing from some of the more eccentric parts of London Town, Tankus the Henge since finalising their current line-up in 2011 has been on a whirlwind of live performances and the creation of their self –titled debut album from which Cakewalk steps forth. Brewing up a storm across the UK, Europe and into the likes of America, Albania, and the Isle of Wight, the London based sextet has created a carnival of sound and energy which leaves all drenched in invigorated rascality. Their music blends everything from reggae, blues, and funk to ragtime and gypsy punk, with the single the perfect introduction for all newcomers to a band described as ‘Like The Clash from New Orleans.’
From the opening crack of drums of Will Stanley and the fiery fanfare of brass from trumpeter Jake Stoddart and saxophonist Louis Schultz-Wiremu, the song leaps and romps around the ear with the energy of a playground and enterprise of a colour drenched circus. It is an irresistible temptation taken to another beach of persuasion when vocalist Jaz Delorean dances vocally over his simple contagious keys whilst the bass of Dan Mason prods it all with its throaty taunts and the guitar of Tim Fulker skates around and into the addictive charm to flesh out the brewing heat and lyrical exploits. The best way to describe the song is Mano Negra, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, and Gogol Bordello meets Chas & Dave hand in hand with early Squeeze and the Flaming Lips, or to put it a better way something which is deliciously riotous and incendiary to the passions.
Cakewalk is one of those simple and honest treats which no matter your prime tastes, lights up the day and heart with a virulence which is unstoppable. Go get infected by Tankus the Henge is our suggestion.
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