They’ve only got a couple of tracks under their belt, but brand new psychobilly nugget You Look Like Something I Killed pretty much sums up what they’re all about.
With shades of Berlin-era Lou Reed, and their singer Gareth’s drawling rock ‘n’ roll repartee, they come across like a jaded Velvet Underground jamming with the master of arch, Willy Deville.
With their hotly-anticipated first live show of the year coming up at Servant Jazz Quarters, London, on 17 March, and a coveted slot on the Field Day line-up on 12 June, it looks like 2016 might be the year of the Tangerines.
Following the 30 seconds interview the lads did for us last week, here’s a playlist of their top tunes right now…
Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God is Dead, Try Mine
Dirty Gospel tune that hasn't been anywhere near heaven.
James Brown - King Heroin
James Brown telling it like it is.
Charles Mingus - A Colloquial Dream
The best song ever about being starving and dead broke, but so in love with doing music that it drives your soul through any sort of hardship.
Whitney - Southern Nights (Allen Toussaint cover)
A great interpretation of one of the finest New Orleans classics.
[this one wasn’t on Spotify, but check out the YouTube vid below]
Father John Misty - The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment
And I mean like a goddamn marching band!
Eddie Noack - Beer Drinkin Blues
One of the greatest songs about drinking beer. Just listening to this track makes me feel drunk.
Julian Cope - They Were On Hard Drugs
Well, they must've been.
Armando Piazza - In the Station
Found this guy on a random cassette in a stranger’s apartment. Don't know much else about its origin other than he grew up in Naples.
Mighty Baby - Egyptian Tomb
So they all became Muslims and wrote some sick shit!
Richard Hell – Blank Generation
A proper tune that still resonates.