Title：Where Dull Care is Forgotten
Sold：LP $ sold
Tense Men is a project mainly based around repetition and restraint. Consisting of Cold Pumas guitarist/vocalist Oliver Fisher, Sauna Youth’s singer/drummer Richard Phoenix, and Omi Palone’s Liam O’Neill. Looped, claustrophobic surges of brittle guitar and shocked drum beats tack up to create a sound larger than the sum of it’s parts.
The band started playing in 2011 as a two-piece (consisting of Fisher and Phoenix) using drums, guitar and a loop pedal, they recorded a tape and played a bunch of shows. The duo recorded Where Dull Care Is Forgotten with this line-up, then killed the loop and Liam joined as a real life bass player.
“An Oliver Twist Of A Second Helping From Tense Men, offers from this original & intelligent Stick’n’String duo, a melange of Duane Dance-Hall rhythm, post-Punk & Scanda shout-out guitar, with eel-like bass undertones, & sometime growling vocals, filtered through subtle quasi-echo sounds to provide a virtual soft-ride helter skelter that finally & gently hits the velvet mat… Hear It… Appreciate Authenticity…" Papa Fisher 2013
FOR FANS OF:
Sauna Youth / Cold Pumas / Gang of Four / Fugazi