Originally established as a side project from Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club comprised a loose aggregation of musicians, sound engineers, and artists of the Compass Point All Stars family, including Tina Weymouth's sisters and guitarist Adrian Belew, the latter of whom toured with Weymouth and Frantz in the expanded version of Talking Heads in 19.
Illusion & Doubt recently hit Top 5 on the US Billboard Bluegrass chart and entered the top 30 on the US Country i Tunes Chart.Age 40 From Brighton, United Kingdom Online - 1 week ago Woman Seeking Man (465 Kilometers Away) Caring, honest, loving, thoughtful, recently hurt. Nights in and nights out, dining out, cinema and chilling at home. Got spare ticket for Marilyn manson Age 47 From Bristol, United Kingdom Online - 6 days ago Woman Seeking Man (649 Kilometers Away) Outgoing with dark sense of humour! Enjoy the outdoors, beach and countryside walks, visiting new places.“Getting the band together really inspired everyone to woodshed, collectively and individually,” Hilts adds And the result is music that just sinks into your soul; raw, raucous and so aggressively honest it seems like the band just rolled out of bed, grabbed a bottle of whisky and hit the stage.Since signing their first record deal with Germany’s Devil Duck Records in 2014, “Touring is pretty much all we’ve been doing,” Hilts says.The chops they’ve developed on tour come across loud and clear on Illusion & Doubt, displaying a no holds barred ethic that blurs musical genres and transcends time – not only because their singular brand of punk tinged, vintage folk can’t be pinned down to any specific era, but because Illusion & Doubt recalls a time when fans listened to records top to bottom, over and again.While the touring paid off (in November 2015 The Dead South received the Canadian Independent Music Association’s Road Gold certification for ticket sales in excess of 25,000 over a 12-month period), it’s also taken a toll, prompting a lineup change after banjo player Colton Crawford, who’d been fighting insomnia and exhaustion for over a year, left the band.While The Dead South’s signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar, it’s also eminently fresh; fuelled by the kind of energy and ethic you’d associate with a punk band.“A lot of our inspiration comes from an old school feel, but our sound is an amalgamation of the we all like, and the punk influence is definitely there,” says vocalist/guitarist Nate Hilts.The album was released on cassette and vinyl and was not released on CD until May 2009, as part of a Deluxe Edition package of Tom Tom Club's first album.The original British vinyl album was released in six different colors.