Tankus the Henge – Fayaway (single review)

As a rule, I don’t write reviews for artists that exist outside of South Wales, or if I do, I’ll look for a tenuous link, such as a band member once lived in the area, or in this case, if I saw the artist perform in South Wales. Yeah, pretty tenuous.

Tankus the Henge, from London, headlined the Saturday night at last year’s Devauden Festival and were astoundingly good. Masterful musicianship, tunes to hum the night away to and in Jaz DeLorean, a front-man who can engage, excite and hold a crowd in the palm of his hand.

“Fayaway”, a character lifted from semi-fictional travel classic “Typee” by Herman Melville (yes, of course I Googled it) is as instant as you can get. You want chorus? Wait no more than 15 seconds and you’ve got a chorus that won’t leave your head until…well, I guess we’ll have to wait and see! DeLorean’s vocals sound richer and gravellier than ever, not quite Tom Waits gravelly, but perhaps one day, there’s plenty of time for that!

Tankus feel like a band on the cusp of stardom. With their unique brand of jazz and funk, fused with big time, infectious rock ‘n’ roll hooks, their potential is limitless. “Fayaway” is the next step on a path that could lead to anywhere!

“Fayaway” was released earlier today. Click on this link HERE and play it from whatever digital platform you use. Enjoy!

Gavin Facey – 11/09/2020

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