Jordan Craig, Jonathan McFarlane, James Crook and Paul Johnson, all from Glenrothes, formed Tango in the Attic in 2008. Two years later they released their debut album Bank Place Locomotive Society which BBC 1 lauded as their Record of the Month.
Since then the band has ventured around on their own agendas, releasing a bit of music here and there but nothing as substantial as that debut album, at least until recently. They have a forthcoming album, from which two singles and a video have been released. Sellotape represents a progression in the band’s sound, opting for heavier use of reverb and compression that results in noisier recordings than previous works. Whilst it makes use of a much wider variety of sound sources, it still retains a their signature lo-fi quality. Lyrically, many of the songs explore the ups and downs of family relationships from a range of perspectives, a trend reflected in the albums artwork.
Today they are releasing the latest song off of the forthcoming album “Easybones (Inspired Flight Remix).” Contrary to the previous two singles, this is a remix — an uncommon medium for an early single. Yet the remix is clearly tailored in the band’s interests, easily mistaken for just another one of their tracks. It isn’t until about halfway through when you realize that you aren’t listening to the original, as the track takes a dancy ride to the other side.
A relaxing ride from start to finish, Inspired Flight’s remix of “Easybones” does Tango in the Attic justice, and has us eagerly awaiting the upcoming album release (dropping on the 28th).