Leisure Tank is raw, minimalistic, analogue rock with unpredictable song structures and heavy, danceable grooves. K.C.’s voice and poetical lyrics have been compared to early PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi and Leslie Feist.
Female singer/songwriter, guitarist K.C. and her mate Budi on drums have left Berlin, Germany, to form this vibrant rock band in 2014 after touring Europe as folk duo ‘K.C. McKanzie’ for 10 years.
The duo released their first EP ‘Isabella’ and the download single ‘Red Roses’ in 2015 accompanied with touring Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
In October 2016 they proudly released their debut album ‘WetSuit’ which has been partly recorded on Budi’s 8-track tape in Berlin and partly in London’s famous Space Eko East Recording Studio of Alex McGowan (Tiger Lillies, Son of Dave, Jah Wobble, …) who also mixed and mastered it. Except for one all songs are written by KC.
Reviews for ‘WetSuit’:
“One great number follows the next…riffs and chords made for eternity!” – dasklienicum.blogspot.co.uk
“Cuts like a knife with a lot of power… fresh and full of energy…not missing a single bit” – Gästeliste.de
“[Leisure Tank] delivers a muscular musical tour de force worthy of any 2016 release. ‘Wet Suit’ is a powerful calling card, displaying a consistently high level of song-smithery from McKanzie. With taut, minimal production – but sounding huge (…) this is a fine example of maximising and executing the ethos of the minimal production. I have heard a lot of albums this year, but this is probably the finest for me. If you want to witness top quality musical craftsmanship and song-writing I urge you to listen to this. ‘Wetsuit’ is a triumph.” – pennyblackmusic.co.uk
“LT have created magic in this debut record. K.C has this raw beautiful passion in her delivery that you just want her to keep singing. If you are a fan of P.J. Harvey, wait till you hear this band: it is not a direct copycat, it is more of an homage almost by accident, this band just sounds like it wants to be itself. The last time I had a feeling like this, it was when I heard Liz Phair “ Exile in Guyville”. The band is very raw, the songs are very passionate, catchy and very intoxicating. Leisure Tank have given us a reminder of what music is all about. 10 out of 10” – infraredmag.com
“excellent gnarly boy/girl guitar/drums duo with spiky pop songs of a post punk cum psych blues persuasion” – Bugbearbooking.co.uk
“ominous overtones all over it, from the powerful vocal performance to the charging full-band coda. Sounds like an early Elbow track on steroids.” (Single review “Red Roses”) – independentclauses.com
“Leisure Tank carry the analogue indie sound into the second half of this decade. These 11 songs of their debut album are simple but most impressive arranged.Their attraction and value derive from KC’s melodic songwriting and the drummer’s pure but effective rhythm power. A great soundtrack for this autumn.” – Aachener Zeitung
“heavily rocking with a straight forward and charming attitude, indie rock as it always wanted to be. K.C.’s compositions bear well the abstinence of technical gimmicks. The listener is led directly to the songwriter’s intentions.” – Blitz
“an evening of pleasant surprises, …, Leisure Tank delighted the audience with their cheeky punk attitude and a whole lot of energy” – (mf) MHZ
Support from local bands Ghosts of Men and Kulk.