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A Document Of The Last Set

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A Document of The Last Set is a record released to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Leeds/Bradford-based alternative/noise rock duo That Fucking Tank. The album is a raw account of the live set that TFT have been playing all over the UK and Europe for the last few years, comprising tunes from their back catalogue performed as one unrelenting track. The album was captured by Matthew Johnson (of Suburban Home Studios and the band Hookworms) with the minimum of retakes and postproduction resulting in an authentic document of a band who have upheld a reputation as one of the must-see bands on the UK underground circuit. A Document of The Last Set attempts – in a similar way to the band’s 2004 debut e.p – to translate the energy, volume and pace of a TFT live show to record and in so doing acts as a fitting closure to a decade of DIY ear-destruction.

That Fucking Tank is the duo of Andy Abbott (baritone guitar played simultaneously through guitar and bass amplifiers) and James Islip (minimal drum kit). They formed in 2003 in Leeds, Yorkshire UK and fast became a staple of the city’s vibrant DIY music scene. From the outset TFT toured regularly across the UK and Europe playing unusual spaces and venues ranging from houses, social centres, squats, barns and boats to tours and support slots with contemporaries like Vialka, Lightning Bolt, Q and Not U, Hoover, Foals, Hella, Don Caballero, US Maple, Melt Banana, Whitehouse, The Fall and GI Joe and appearances at large-scale festivals including Leeds and Reading in 2008. Now in their tenth year the band have played countless gigs in numerous countries across the UK and Europe, solidifying an international reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the British underground. All the while TFT have upheld a commitment to the DIY ethos of self-management and not-for-profit motivation, booking their own gigs and tours, playing a diverse range of venues and helping demonstrate that some of the best live music experiences are to be had away from the mainstream.

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