Hailing from Nottingham, The Tangents is a trio which seemingly has been making a strong impression on their local music scene. With new single, Tonight, as a form of evidence, it is not too hard to understand why. The track is a lively slice of indie pop rock with a catchiness and vibrancy which belies its emotive theme of lost love and leaves a strong intrigue to hear a bit more of the British outfit.
Consisting of vocalist/guitarist Tom, bassist Jack, and drummer Angus, The Tangents is a band letting their music do all the talking so there is not a lot of background we can share. Tonight is a very vocal declaration of their potential rich sound and already strong songwriting. It is also a flavoursome slice of infectious rock ‘n’ roll and indie pop with a tasty strain of late seventies/early eighties power pop in its contagious stroll.
With its theme of a relationship break up seeded in a split experienced by Tom, the song opens with tenacious drums springing from a sonic mist, the plaintive tones of Tom and the emotive strokes of his guitar quickly adding their presence. Soon into its catchy canter, the already potent beats of Angus punch and jab, enjoyably resonating on ears as Jack’s bass adds more melancholic hues to the swinging gait of the track.
There is a slight mod like essence to the encounter too, especially across its boisterous chorus, which adds to its enterprising and increasingly rousing character. Together, it all makes for a proposition which may be just one song but if matched and built upon ahead is the first sign of a band with the ability to provoke much broader spread attention.
Tonight is released May 27th.
Upcoming live dates:
01/06/2017 – The Venue, Derby (tour)
03/06/2017 – The Leadmill, Sheffield (tour)
08/06/2017 – The Church, Leeds (tour)
17/06/2017 – The Parish, Huddersfield (tour)
22/06/2017 – The Engine Shed, Lincoln (tour)
29/06/2017 – The Shed, Leicester (tour)
30/06/2017 – The Maze, Nottingham (tour)
Pete RingMaster 25/05/2017
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