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'Awesome Magnet' - Free That Fucking Tank MP3

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Posted on 23 Jun 09

 
 

To swear or not to swear? You could argue that the inclusion of a curse word in any phrase immediately devalues it, but not in the case of Leeds' That Fucking Tank. Why? Because their heads-down straight-ahead riffery is the perfect soundtrack to cresting some hill in the Yorkshire Dales only to find an armed battalion of iron death machines rumbling towards you. Except with, y'know, tunes.





Their new album 'Tanknology' is a rough-edged orgy of guitars that sound like drums and drums that sound like war. But there's a sense of humour there too - the opening track is called 'It's Your Letters', and consists of a few bars that sound like they were taken from the bridge of Reef's 'Place Your Hands' which was subsequently bastardised by TFI Friday. Ah, weren't the '90s fabulous? Shit, you were born in 1991? OK, now I'm terrified.

The track available to download, 'Awesome Magnet' was recorded at the same time as 'Tanknology', but wasn't included on the album. Why not? Because, and I quote, it was "too awesome". Because it would irrevocably skew the space-time continuum simply by virtue of being too darn rad; because the whole fate of human existence, the sum total of evolution (including all our mathematical, artistic and scientific advances, natch) would be instantaneously wiped out because this tune rocks like granite.

If nothing else, That Fucking Tank have got the best wishes of humanity at heart. You don't get that with Florence, do you?

Download That Fucking Tank's 'Awesome Magnet' here.

 
 
 
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