Biography

Oliver Tank burst seemingly out of nowhere with his own brand of incredibly textural glitch pop with his debut EP ‘Dreams’ in late 2011. But don’t be fooled, he’s no stranger to the game, having played music in various forms since he was young. Combining real instruments with computers, Tank creates heartfelt, vivid soundscapes that have to be heard, to be believed. The last two years have been huge. Outside of winning rave reviews across the globe for his debut EO, Oliver’s whirlwind rise in profile was kicked off by winning FBi’s Northern Lights competition which saw him flown over to Iceland to perform at Iceland’s Airwaves Festival, he was also included in Triple J’s “2012 Next Crop” on top of being nominated for an FBi SMAC Award in the “Next Big Thing” category in the same year. 2012 was kicked off with a bang, with supports with Active Child, Youth Lagoon, Bonobo, Megan Washington at the Sydney Opera House, & Julia Stone, plus his multiple sell out headline shows, which were followed by performances at The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City as well as headline shows in the UK, before coming back home to Australia to support Lana Del Rey nationally. 2013 sees Oliver Tank back with his second EP ‘Slow Motion Music’ which features collaborations with artist friends such as Ta-Ku, Hayden Calnin, as well as long-time friend and music collaborator Fawn Myers. His sophomore EP is set to be released in the second half of 2013. His With sold out headline shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne already under his belt, as well as the much coveted James Blake Splendour in the Grass side show support slot Tank looks set to continue his swift trajectory. Oliver’s ‘Slow Motion Music’ EP continues to show off his delicate song writing and beautiful soundscapes. There is no denying big things are coming for him!

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