EP Review – deep tan

deep tan – diamond horsetail 

The release of their new EP diamond horsetail confirms deep tan’s trademark sound that, whilst eclectic and ever changing in pace, stands out against the pack in terms of originality and sharpness. The range of influences is apparent and makes them much more than just another London based post-punk outfit.

Adding to the subversively sweet singles beginners’ krav maga and rudy ya ya ya are three new tracks that maintain the theme while refusing to sound alike. device devotion displays smooth vocals against a jagged beat, while gender expansion pack proffers an apparent instrumental but with hidden subliminal messaging. Finishing on the title track, the EP is an accomplished piece of art that keeps on unearthing new gems of audio the more you listen.

Grab the chance to see deep tan play the songs live on upcoming tour dates, and prepare to be impressed by a live performance that matches the understated prowess of the tunes.

deep tan

12 May – Shortt’s Bar (Alt Escape), Brighton
13 May – The Pipeline (Alt Escape), Brighton
20 May – Zerox, Newcastle
21 May – The Great Eastern Festival, Edinburgh
22 May – Record Junkee, Sheffield
24 May – Rough Trade, Nottingham 
25 May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 
27 May – Headrow House, Leeds
28 May – YES (Basement) (Mood Swings) Manchester
29 May – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
1 June – Venue MOT, London
11 June – Long Division Festival, Wakefield, UK
22-24 July – Truck Festival, Oxford

Words by Siobhan
Photo by Alex Matraxia

11th May 2022