Five Bank Holiday Bangers - a DROMA selection

Here's five DROMA tracks to get you pumped for the long weekend. If you enjoy them, let us hear about it!

1. Matt Toner - Worse Things Have Happened

Part of the first wave of DROMA material. Matt worked with us back in 2013 to do a cracking EP of five total zingers. I can’t pick a best one, but I am moved to tears every single time by this amazing track. Want to see him live? He’s at The Glebe supporting TASKRZ on Tuesday 29 May 2018.

2. The Greek Life - TMC

TMC recorded four tracks with us in 2017 and I think this is my favourite. Captured by Wolf Party engineer Will James using the DROMA gear, then given the usual UTC love. I think it’s one of the best pop songs I’ve ever heard. So tight, so powerful and with a KILLER chorus.

3. Pistol Whipped - The King’s Pistol

One of the most successful releases by DROMA was this EP. Three really great tunes by the Pistol lads. This is the EP opener and a fine track to start your bank holiday, drink in hand of course.

4. The Nicest Day I Can Remember - Futurewife

The single-most listened to track put out by DROMA. Solid beats and soaring vocals. If you haven’t listened to the full EP then this bank holiday weekend is your chance to. You won’t regret it.

5. The King and Queen of America - DCMI

I don’t even care if it’s raining, when you head out tonight I want the windows of your car down and this blasting out at full volume. Slap this on the plate with some mash, banger. 

To find out more about DROMA visit our website

Check out the Futurewife BBC Session!

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FUTUREWIFE was kindly asked to play a BBC Introducing session in early May and now it's been aired. We're really thankful to Rob Adcock for sorting this out for us and for taking a real interest in what the project is all about.

Sophie spoke to Rob about the process of making the record and the emotional ups and downs that it represents. It's a great little interview that really captures what the Nicest Day EP is all about. In terms of performing I actually had stuff to do, as opposed to pretending to play the keyboard (which is what I was hoping to do.)  

You can listen to the interview for a week or so on the BBC Website.

Enjoy, 
Jack x

Back at The Glebe with a special guest

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At the end of this month (Tuesday 29 May) we're back at one of our favourite venues to play - The Glebe in Stoke. We're even more excited to announce that we're being support by Matt Toner, who was one of the first people to ever DROMA'd. Have a listen to the EP we did with him: Latin Brutality.

We've set up a Facebook Event if you want to join it and let us know you'll be coming down.  

Stay weird, 
TASKRZ x

A note from the chief - JT Blog #1

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The last track in our re-release project, Pleasure Point, comes out on Friday, complete with a dramatic re-working of out surf-anthem Leroy. Head over to the DROMA Bandcamp page to listen to Leroy and pre-order the single.

Thanks to everyone who has supported, shared and cared about the re-release project we've embarked on. For me it was plain and simple why we had to do; many of these songs have changed dramatically over the years and the album versions just didn't reflect what we were doing with them live. I think maybe Pleasure Point is the one with the least change in it, although you have to remember Laura wasn't on the original version of that. However, the re-worked b-side Leroy is just mega, so more than makes up for it. 

What about new stuff? Well we have two solid tunes half way through the recording process and then a further three or four ideas in the song bucket. I've said in a lot of the blog or radio interviews that we've done lately the idea of doing another full length TASKRZ album anytime soon is just something I'm terrified by. Wolf Party just about obliterated us mentally, I think we'd rather do EPs, singles and smaller releases for now. 

Get onto that PP re-release! Enjoy. 

JT x

Futurewife on the radio and new TASKRZ tunes

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I think you all know now that SBT has been working hard on a project called FUTUREWIFE. It's a short electro EP that stalks its way through some seriously heavy topics, whilst keeping it cool with 80s tinged synths and gorgeous harmonies.

On Saturday she appeared on Rob Adcock's BBC Introducing Show. You can listen to the show by following this link. She's on about an hour and a half into it. You need a BBC account these days - so if you don't have one you'll need to sign up for free. 

The EP 'Nicest Day' gets released this week, on Valentines Day. If you want to pre order it follow this link. You'll get the title track as a download straight away if you do.  

What else did we do this weekend? 

Well JT and SBT took a few hours out to record the scratch tracks for some new TASKRZ material.

The new stuff sounds fantastic. One is really poppy and echoes early era Strokes, whilst the other is just pure dirt - proper TAD style sludge. There's no real time line on when the new stuff will see the light of day. Maybe the summer time? Maybe a bit later? We keep saying we'll do an album this year, but Wolf Party nearly killed us and we quite like being alive. 

In the meantime enjoy our re released version of Hogs From Hell and prepare yourself for our new version of Trials that comes out next month.

Saturday night the three of us played a nice little acoustic gig for a private party. It was fun, although I'm worried we might have burst a little girl's ear drum...she didn't seem too happy with us. Laura was ill and described the whole gig experience as being 'underwater'.

Big love, bigger vibes, 

TASKRZ x