Tax The Heat
Jumpin Jacks, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.
Change is good. Change is important. Change is the enemy of stagnation, a vital means to keep things fresh, innovative and exciting. For Tax The Heat, ‘change’ means something else too. The title track of the acclaimed British band’s stunning new album, ‘Change Your Position’, sees them addressing the turbulent state of the world right now and the very real impact it is having on people. “It’s looking at division in society and people using it as an excuse to do wrong and say wrong,” says singer and guitarist Alex Veale. “It’s saying, ‘Look, change your position.' It’s holding up a mirror to things.” Fittingly, ‘Change Your Position’ – recorded once again with maverick producer Evansson – represents a huge leap forward for Tax The Heat, who are completed by guitarist JP Jacyshyn, bassist Antonio Angotti and drummer Jack Taylor.
The Bristol band’s brilliantly received debut album, 2016’s ‘Fed To The Lions’, established them as one of the most electrifying new bands in the country. ‘Change Your Position’ does more than just build what they achieved with that record. It pushes the Tax The Heat sound to the next level, adding a razor-sharp modern edge to their rock’n’roll approach.
“In my mind, this is what a modern guitar band would sound like,” says Alex. “We’re influenced by so many different genres. It’s no secret that guitar music is struggling generally. We’re on a mission to help keep it alive and well.”