Makeshift Studios and Shallow Graves

Tankerville's Joel Morrison talks makeshift studios, getting away and shallow graves.

Who are Tankerville?

Joel, Chris and Chow, three idiots who decided to put music to their idiotic drunken banter.

16 March 2016 – The Tote Tankerville fire up the crowd at Tote'L'Rumble Finals. Good times!

16 March 2016 – The Tote
Tankerville fire up the crowd at Tote'L'Rumble Finals. Good times!

You’ve just recently wrapped up recording at Watermill Farm. Tell us about your recording session.

We wanted to get away for a couple of days and lay down all our songs. We also had plans to leave Chris out there in a shallow grave, but he proved his worth by making some excellent pasta, so we decided to keep him a bit longer. Watch your back though, bloke.

21 March 2016
Cows! – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Joel and Matt – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Exporing – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Matt – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

 

Is the farm a studio or did you have to take everything up there?
We took everything up there. Chow has a bit of recording equipment and we enlisted super growler/maestro mixer Max Ducker [Mutton, Hoarse and Cellar Sessions Studio] to come up and record us.

21 March 2016
The studio – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Matt and Max – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

What about the release?

Not sure yet. Probably go with an EP and a fair few splits with a bunch of bands. We got to figure out what to do with 25 songs.

Does the release have a title yet?

Not yet. Some of the titles in the ring are Greatest Hits Vol II, Shit The Bed, Chris Drane After Dark, Rollin’ 6s, Grandma’s Shotgun, Mrs D’s Country Chicken.

21 March 2016 Joel – Tankerville recording session Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Joel – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

21 March 2016
Chris – Tankerville recording session
Watermill Farm

When will it be available?

Hopefully, within the next few months. We either gotta come up with some cash or kidnap a label’s relative to make them release it.

Reckon you’ll do vinyl?

Surely will.

Got any gigs coming up?

Yeah, we got heaps.

14 August 2015 Tankerville at The Old Bar

14 August 2015
Tankerville at The Old Bar

14 August 2015 Tankerville at The Old Bar

14 August 2015
Tankerville at The Old Bar

Tankerville Gigs

Sunday 3 April
Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood
with Fuzzsucker and Easy Brown’s

Saturday 9 April
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
with The Shabbab BBQ, Hideous Sun Demon, Shit Narnia, Shrimpwitch

Saturday 16 April
The Tote Front Bar, Collingwood
with Grim Rhythm

Saturday 16 April
Off The Hip Records'
Record Store Day

Saturday 23 April
Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood
The Bonnies 30th with heaps of other bands

Tuesday 26 April
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
Secret lineup, but it’s gonna be sweet!

Saturday 7 May
Grace Darling Basement, Collingwood
with SWhAT and The Profiteers

For more info head to the Tankerville Facebook Page HERE.

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