Tubelord return this summer with a brand new EP – ‘Tonatiuhican’.
The self produced EP, ‘Tonatiuhican’ (tehs-cah-tlee-poh’-cah), showcases a new sound and a new line-up for the recently assembled quartet. The addition of a percussion player and long-time producer Jamie Field, as well as new bassist Tom Coulson-Smith, has the band stretching themselves into song-writing territories that surpasses their own efforts from the 2009 debut album, ‘Our First American Friends’. Frontman, Jo Prendergast, says the addition of the two members has not only added a higher quality attention to detail to their songs but is the first time as a band they’ve felt fully confident.
Central to the bands song writing is the concepts and storytelling which details the EP’s meandering paths and dynamism. The songs on Tonatiuhican relate to the Aztec beliefs of time and the journeys made within the theories of time and space. The order of the songs is imperative to the listener, each one interlinked into the other – ideas of time and space woven to create a story we can go away and interpret for our own means. As well as these thought processes the band wrote and recorded Tonatiuhican whilst listening to Phil Collins’ “Hello, I Must Be Going” on repeat alongside their own bedroom demos. ‘Phil definitely helped us break barriers of rhythm syncopation and instrumentation that is going to be clearly evident in the new songs’ says Prendergast.
Tubelord are no ordinary band. Everything they do serves a purpose. Their genuine interest in topics of philosophy and art makes their product more valuable to themselves and to the fans. On August 7th the band will be curating their own ROTA art exhibition and show at Notting Hill Arts Club to launch ‘Tonatiuhican’.