“The four taster tracks already recorded with QOTSA producer Chris Goss are exactly what the British scene needs right now: tight, lean, live tracked belters. Supercharged rhythm n’ bluesers are ready for their time in the sun ” – Classic Rock Magazine in 2015
“tight, ferocious, crowd-pleasing, guitar-wielding, solo-humping, belting Blues Rock n Roll band” – Altsounds.com
Following a single and a sold-out UK headline tour in December 2015, Tax The Heat are pleased to announce the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, “Fed To The Lions”.
The album shows why there is so much excitement at the release of this record. Previous singles “Some Sympathy”, “Highway Home” and “Fed To The Lions” sit alongside future classics such as “Caroline”, “Animals” and “Stood On the Platform To Leave”. The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars). The album is available on CD and limited edition gatefold vinyl.
The CD and Vinyl can be pre-ordered now from Recordstore.co.uk with an insert signed by the band – https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Tax-The-Heat/
Tracklisting as below
1. Highway Home 2. Animals?3. Under Watchful Eye?4. Fed To The Lions?5. Hit Me Hard?6. Stood On The Platform To Leave?7. Some Sympathy?8. Devil’s Daughter?9. Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong)?10. Caroline?11. Your Fool?12. Lost Our Way
Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl
Side A1. Highway Home.2. Animals.3. Under Watchful Eye.4. Fed To The Lions.5. Hit Me Hard.6. Stood On The Platform To Leave.
Side B1. Some Sympathy.2 Devil’s Daughter.3 Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong).4 Caroline.5 Your Fool.
6 Lost Our Way
2015 was an intense year for Bristol’s rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles “Fed To The Lions” and “Highway Home” (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The band’s unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.
The band have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot).
Guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says: “We love the energy of those ’60s bands. Maximum R&B – that’s the basis for Tax The Heat. But we’re taking it somewhere else, bridging the gap between old and new, creating something that has that raw energy but is also original.”
“It was all about capturing that live energy on the record,” says Jack Taylor. “We didn’t want to go fully old-school with it – we used modern technology. But what you hear on the album is the four of us playing together, no overdubs. A lot of live takes.”