After some COVID-related manufacturing delays, we’ve finally received the vinyl copies of Funeral Tango’s debut album Influencer. It sounds great in every format, but extra special in the gatefold vinyl edition. Cover artwork was created by band drummer Brad Stafford. Grab a copy now from the Feral Media shop on Bandcamp. Just $30 plus postage. Also available in store at Repressed Records on King Street, Newtown and Radio Free Alice in Darlinghurst (both Sydney) and at Funeral Tango gigs. Follow the band on Facebook or Instagram for news on upcoming gigs.
New single released today on Spotify, Apple and other digital platforms. We love it. But then, we would wouldn’t we? Here’s the single artwork, created by Funeral Tango drummer Brad Stafford.
And if you’re in Sydney, head to the Vic on the Park to hear the whole sweet racket live tomorrow night! See the flyer below. Funeral Tango hit the stage at 10 p.m. And they’ll have CDs of the forthcoming album Influencer for sale! Remember CDs??? They go in your glove box and then stay there and you forget about them and then put them on when you get bored of the radio and then remember why you never play that CD and then put it back in the glove box and so the whole cosmic dance continues…
And here’s another date for the diary: Thursday 25 February. Funeral Tango play Petersham Bowling Club. Mayhem ensues.
Funeral Tango’s debut album, Influencer, (February 2021), distills the bands energy – a unique refraction of the Manchester post-punk scene. Funeral Tango make a shadowy and alluring noise, which is the particular and refined result of experienced and motivated hands.
The hypnotic and sparse first single from the album, Donnie, is out November 27, 2020. Listen here.
Funeral Tango are a mix of the concentrated and the atmospheric, capturing the push and pull of a singular band with both drive and destination in mind. The Funeral Tango sound has been honed via a series of arresting live performances (as Holiday Inn) in Sydney’s inner west.
The album, Influencer, is as evocative as the Iggy Pop / David Bowie Berlin collaborations; both are harsh but beautiful soundtracks crafted for strange times within surreal landscapes.