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The Tacks - Single Review: One Last Goodbye

05 Feb 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Hailing from Christchurch and featuring members of local Punk bands Nervous Jerk, Zhukov, Mental Fatal and Blame Thrower is the New Wave/Goth/Post Punk outfit, The Tacks.

Having formed in 2019, their sound is a combination of 80's synth with a definitive punk rhythm and a whole lot of goth. Think The Smiths and The Cure but with a flavour all of their own.

They’ve just released their new single, One Last Goodbye and they make no apologies for the stripped back one minute and twenty nine seconds of raw and honest simplicity.

Bittersweet and edgy with no frills sums this song up best. With simple harmonies and a catchy melody, you can sense the ferocious energy hidden within. This single, while perfect as it is, only serves to scrape the surface of what is to come from their upcoming EP, and I can't wait to hear what they will unleash next.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About The Tacks

Formed in 2019, The Tacks are a goth/new wave/ post-punk band from Otautahi Aotearoa. Released via local Punk label Dust Up Records the tacks features members of local punk bands Nervous Jerk, Zhukov, Mental Fatal and Blame Thrower.

The Tacks bring a mesh of 80's dark-pop melodies with a driving punk rhythm section to find their sound somewhere in the middle of The Cure, Litovsk and Eagulls.


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