NEWS: deep tan return with 'rudy ya ya ya' & First headline UK Tour

NEWS: deep tan return with ‘rudy ya ya ya’ & First headline UK Tour

One of our ones to watch in 2022, London based trio deep tan are back with their ace new single, ‘rudy ya ya ya’ and news of their second EP, diamond horsetail which is available digitally on 6th May with physical to follow on 22nd July.

Alongside this, the band are also releasing a Dinked Edition which features diamond horsetail and previous EP creeping speedwells exclusively pressed together on ‘piss kink yellow’ vinyl, limited to 400 copies, find yours here.

The single ‘rudy ya ya ya’ is a short sharp shock of trademark deep tan: scalpel-like guitars gouge above an ominously skittish rhythm section and pointed yet detached vocal laced in sardonic black humour. The band explain: “Caught with your pants down, brown ooze slides down a furrowed brow as Sacha interrupts — ! (aka the Rudy Giuliani diss track you never asked for).”

deep tan make music that emerges from the fatalistic side of life with a flash of cynicism and a rumble of venomous intent. Their stripped-back, minimal sound is a vehicle for songs that engage with contemporary themes, from ‘deepfake’ revenge pornography to surreal meme pages and stories of furry hedonism.

The band are hitting the road this spring with a host of shows supporting Bodega and Bambara culminating in their first UK wide headline tour – all dates below.

deep tan 2022 tour dates

31st: Moth Club, London [Supporting Bodega] SOLD OUT

2nd: Doornroosje – Nijmegen (NL) [Supporting Bodega]
3rd: Paradiso Noord – Amsterdam (NL) [Supporting Bodega]
4th: Muziekgieterij – Maastricht (NL) [Supporting Bodega]
5th: Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing (FR) [Supporting Bodega]
6th: La Maroquinnerie – Paris (FR) [Supporting Bodega]
7th: Tufnell Park Dome – London [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
8th: Portland Arms – Cambridge [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
9th: Norwich Arts Centre – Norwich [Supporting Bambara]
11th: Firebug – Leicester [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
12th: The Brudenell Club – Leeds [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
13th: The Cluny – Newcastle  [Supporting Bambara]
14th: Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
15th: Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT
16th: Stereo – Glasgow [Supporting Bambara]
18th: The Leadmill – Sheffield [Supporting Bambara]
19th: Hare and Hounds – Birmingham  [Supporting Bambara] SOLD OUT

6th: Focus Wales – Wrexham
7th: Are You Listening Festival? – Reading
20th: Zerox – Newcastle
21st: The Great Eastern Festival – Edinburgh
22nd: Record Junkee – Sheffield
24th: Rough Trade – Nottingham
25th: Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff
27th: Headrow House – Leeds
28th: YES (Basement) (Mood Swings) – Manchester
29th: Hare & Hounds – Birmingham

1st: Venue MOT – London

22nd – 24th: Truck Festival – Oxford

Photo credit: Alex Loveless

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