Great-Ocean funk flavored Tank Dilemma are getting big buzz for their new album Having Said That, Let Me Say This. Large on fat riffs, honking horns and keys at the core, the act is punctuated by the guest guitar of Shannon Bourne. Tank D deliver a big soul sound, rollicking swing, chunky piano pop and doses of blues. The band is undertaking a big launch schedule in 2013 in support of album #3.
"...Every track is a winner and it got me in first spin. It’s on high rotation here – so funky, funny, clever, frank, irreverent, spiritual and beautiful. Love the arrangements, fantastic playing by all and damn, I am envious of the songs – What a triumph ... It's an outrageously great album, I love it..." - Geoff Achison.
released August 1, 2013
RICHARD TANKARD - vocals / b.vox / keyboards / bass on 1,2,5,8,10 and bits of 3 / guitar on 6 / claps
RUBEN SHANNON - bass on 3,4,6,9,11,12
BRENTON SMITH - drums / percussion
MATT HEWSON - tenor sax
MATT TRENERY - trumpet
- and special guest SHANNON BOURNE - guitar
Written, produced and arranged by Richard Tankard
Horn arrangements Tankard / Hewson / Trenery
Recorded and engineered by Brenton Smith at Smith Sound, Naringal
Mixed by Phil Butson at the Black Box, Elwood
Mastered by Dave Nelson at Crystal
Cover design Ruben Shannon. Pics Jenni Parkinson.
Delicious sounding album, dripping with melody and mood. Stumbled on 'Fighting Kind' on Facebook. Which lead me to Bandcamp. Thought 'I wonder if the rest of the album is as great'. Verdict. Yes. Tank Dilemma