While most of us have lived through a veritable Tropical Fuck Storm in recent times, Melbourne post-punk, psychedelic rock, noise rock, art punk, experimental rock, punk blues, blues rock, alternative/indie outfit (yes, they cover ALL of those genres) have named themselves after what all of us think and set about revitalizing the world through music – one song at a time.
With their latest album Deep States out on August 20, TFS have vowed to bring joy to the world with a (hopefully) accompanying tour this August and September.
Founding member Gareth Liddiard sat down with HEAVY during the week to discuss the new album.
“We did it all between lockdowns and stuff,” he explained. “We were mainly just trying to finish it, you know what I mean? We didn’t have the luxury of thinking about it that much. our general modus operandi is just doing stuff in a weird and heavy way and not do everything we’ve done in the past. We’ve been doing it for a while and you kinda get sick of the same old shit. We’re just messing around.”
In the full interview, Gareth runs us through the album in greater detail, talks musical experimentation and how it is used to effect on Deep States, the genres mish mash and how TFS make it work, finding the balance between genres, whether TFS are a political band or not, the upcoming tour and more.