Tango in the Attic
Tango in the Attic were formed in 2008 at Edinburgh university by five friends that have grown up together.
The band take influence from best pop, avant-garde and east coast garage music made over the last forty years.
The band attempt to write pop songs that optimistic and try to engage their listeners wit energetic and uplifting music.
We are currently recording to follow up to our debut LP which is due for release in March 2012.
In July 2010 we released our debut record 'Bank Place Locomotive Society' on our own label. This has recieved rave reviews on both sides of the atlantic including a feature in Nylon Magazine in the USA. We have self financed all these projects so far and have managed to sustain a good financial balance. This has been aided in part by our strong merchandising function, which has helped us to establish a recognisable and successful brand image as well as encouraging digital and physical sales.
In August 2010 the record was licensed to Inpartmaint Records in Japan, which will see the record fully released both physically and digitally with full press and radio services in November.
Sales in the USA have been positive since the Nylon article with the album debuting at 123,rising to 115 and still charting in the CMJ top 200.
The record has now sold in 11 Different countries such as USA,Canada,Germany, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and France.
Tracks from this record have been sync'ed in the USA on MTV's the real world and on the online adverts and spotify placements for Cheer - SXSW promotion.
Our live show has grown from playing small local gigs to touring nationwide. In the summer of 2009 we played several small festivals along side our National festival 'T in the park'. Our performance there was enjoyed by 2000 festival goers who crammed themselves into a packed tent during an already impressive festival line-up. In 2010 we played at Rockness Festival in Scotland. In addition to the public response we received very positive reviews in the national and music press.
In just under 24 months we've established ourselves as one of the freshest and exciting bands in Scotland. This is reflected in the admiration we have received from BBC Radio 1 amongst others in the media. Radio 1 Scotland made our record 'Album of the Month'.
Our song Jackanory has been used by UK national fashion retailer Schuh for their first TV ad Sync.
We are about to undertake a 2nd single from the record in December with full press / radio services and national tour.