‘Lands’ – TTT (formerly Tic Toc Tokyo)
One of Melbourne’s most exciting and forward thinking bands, TTT will release its debut album, Lands, on 9 April via MGM. To coincide with its release, TTT will hit major cities around Australia for album launches throughout May. Catch TTT on Saturday 1 May at Northcote Social Club.
Using a range of new instrumentation (drum machine, trumpet, clarinet & multiple percussion), the album skilfully retains the band’s strong sense of energy, melody and dynamics. Moving from groove-driven jams to heavy abrasion, deconstructive pop, percussive breakdowns, and dark atmospherics, Lands is a thrilling listen from start to finish.
Formed in 2005, TTT is Simon Gibbs, Nicolaas Ooogjes, Marty Umanski, and Adrian Vecino. Following the 2009 release of their debut EP, Artefacts, and the stand alone single, ‘Ritual’, TTT was awarded a Victoria Rocks grant to assist with promotion of its debut album. All the while, the band has been honing its live performance technique sharing stages with acts including Snowman, Vampillia (Japan) and Spiral Stairs (Pavement). The result is a band utterly compelling in both live and recorded formats.
Also, check out this week’s Sweet 16 and Album of the Week