“And now for something completely different.” Leaving behind their fun-loving past, Wellington’s Tuscoma are turning over a new leaf and tapping into blistering blackened punk. The New Zealand duo have pieced together a raging debut album in Arkhitecturenominus, and will be touring in support of it through their home country, UK, and Europe through August, September and October.
They carry with them a series of commendable accolades – during the band’s (at the time a trio) time under the name Hollywoodfun Downstairs, they racked up several impressive feats, not least playing 500 shows in 5 years, and 60% of them in Europe. Fiercely DIY in approach, this determination enabled them to play with such diverse names as Le Butcherettes, Buzzcocks, and Closet Disco Queen. Tuscoma looks set to continue that trend – albeit more refined in genre pickings – as barnstormer shows with Wiegedood and Belphegor are already under their belts. A change in name does not mean a change in momentum, however, and Tuscoma are set to engrave their place in the world.
Arkhitecturenominus is being released by Antena Krzyku Records on vinyl and Muzai Records on C for UK and NZ only on August 3rd 2018.
Kurt Williams – vox/guitar
Joe Wright – drums
1. Aerial Views Over Barcelona
2. A Place in the World
4. Crooked Frames
7. 828 to the Burj
8. Laser Lines
9. Mindless Eyes
10. Post-Reflective, Mind Games
Tuscoma – Aerial Views Over Barcelona
Band location – Wellington New Zealand
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