‘Tusk’ are an alternative rock three piece based in Swansea, Wales, Formed in late 2011, the band mixes a wide range of influences to create a unique style, combining loud fuzz guitars, hypnotic bass lines, powerful drums, and catchy vocal harmonies.
Inspired by bands such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Dinosaur Jr,Pavement, and The Cure, ‘Tusk’ aim to create original music that is exciting, innovative, and unique.
Tusk currently consist of Chris Noir (guitar, vocals), Jonti Williams (drums) and Ryan Lloyd (bass, vocals).
Tusk have brought their sound across the UK with shows around South Wales and beyond, with gigs in famous venues such as The Duke, The Garage, The Kings in Llanidloes, Le Pub, The Globe and The Hope and Anchor in Islington.
Their debut EP, ‘Rule of Thirds’ was released in September 2013, and there are plans for many more releases in 2014.
With their unique style, and memorable live performances, ‘Tusk’ are a band not to be missed.
”They could be ones to watch in the future of the underground scene.” – Rock Industry Magazine, 2013
”(Dinosaur Jr’s) influence on Tusk comes through on the wailing guitar of opening song Quietly, and grungey bass of closer Murmur” – Buzz Magazine, 2013
Mark was bored so decided to form a band. He was desperate for someone to play bass so Eddie joined. They
came to the conclusion they needed a drummer so they bribed
Zangief lookalike and turtle fancier Elliott to complete the first line up. Thinking that a hairy hobbit would “sex-up” the band and squeeze free recording time out of him, they kidnapped Rhys into the band.
Following Eddie and Elliott’s departure at the end of 2013, Mark has shifted to bass, Rhys has stayed on guitar and we’ve randomly Nathan on drums. We’re rebuilding, rewriting and recording ready to be gigging in the summer of 2014
THE STUNT DOUBLES – not changing the world just deafening it… one person at a time…. based on the average turnout at our gigs
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