GRAMMY "BEST NEW ARTIST" NOMINEES TANK AND THE BANGAS RETURN WITH NEW SONG + VIDEO “BIG” FEATURING BIG FREEDIA

MORE MUSIC TO COME SOON

Big,” the latest song to be revealed by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas featuring Big Freedia, premieres today alongside an accompanying video; listen to/share the song HERE and watch/share the video HERE. The new song sets the stage for more music to come soon.

“This song boasts big energy from two talented New Orleans artists,” notes drummer Joshua Johnson. “Tank effortlessly twists and turns lyrics at will during the verses only to open the stage for Big Freedia to join her on the hook. Anytime Tank and The Bangas and Big Freedia get together it’s a banga but this time it’s a BIG one!”

New Orleans-based Tank and the Bangas unanimously won NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk” contest with “Quick,” a riotous single they released in 2017.

The band released their major label debut, Green Balloon, in 2019 on Verve Forecast to widespread critical praise. In 2020, the band released their latest EP Friend Goals, featuring numerous musical contributions from CHIKA, Duckwrth and PJ Morton. Throughout their career, the group has performed “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Austin City Limits” and “TODAY.”

The group has toured non-stop selling out venues both stateside and abroad, including festival appearances at Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Newport Jazz Festival and more. What about mentioning Jazz Fest Here.

Tank and The Bangas are Tarriona “Tank” Ball (frontwoman, lead vocals), Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Norman Spence (keys).

CRITICAL PRAISE FOR TANK AND THE BANGAS

“Tank and the Bangas string together grooves from funk, hip-hop, rock and gospel; serious storytelling, self-empowerment exhortations and dance instructions share the band’s exuberant stream of consciousness.”—The New York Times

“A secular church experience, with freewheeling improvisational chops and positive vibes.”—Rolling Stone

“This band combines R&B with hip-hop’s poetry and rollercoaster storytelling, with a flair and alchemy that could only come from New Orleans.”—NPR Music

“Bathing theatrical hip-hop, soul, funk, and spoken-word poetry in the lush musicality of its New Orleans home, the band's recent album, Green Balloon, floats on the effervescent energy that captivated the Internet two years ago, and which only increases onstage. There's no leaving a Tank and the Bangas performance in a bad mood.”—The New Yorker

“Lead singer Tank has an elastic, surprising voice that oozes energy, turning simple lyrics into full stories just with a twist of the syllables; perhaps it shouldn’t be so unexpected, given her background as a slam poet.”—TIME

“Ball is as nimble a lyricist as she is a vocalist, with a malleable voice that's powerful in its command. One moment she's unpacking sinewy couplets and rhymes with fury and the next she's wailing like she's at a church revival.”—Los Angeles Times

“The New Orleans collective came off as an unlikely Mothers of Invention-inspired soul revue, with lead singer Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball’s mixture of little-girl and full-gospel vocal inflections putting her in a singular category altogether.”—Variety

“The moment you meet Tarriona 'Tank' Ball, it’s abundantly clear that the lead singer of Tank and the Bangas is just as unforgettable as her music. The 31-year-old radiates confidence in her melodic poetry as well as her rich and virtually flawless complexion.”—Essence

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman,
Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

Or Julia Casey at Verve Forecast / Verve Label Group, 212.331.2078 

www.tankandthebangas.com