Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - 'Collapse' SoundShock review"

London based four-piece Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster seem to have emerged out of nowhere, enriching the already flourishing post-rock scene with their debut album ‘Collapse’.

Starting small, opening track ‘Blue Skies’ seduces via a marching drum beat that steadily and stealthily amplifies into a harnessed, solid atmospheric wonder. The huge sound they create is then only heightened by the ambient intricacies of title track ‘Collapse’ that follows, reaching peaks that resonate such bands as Explosions in the Sky and Isis to name a few. However, there is a uniqueness about this band’s sound which surpasses any fleeting comparisons; they hold their own . They remain explorative without pretension and even with an album so rich in sound, there is an air of modesty which adds to their overall endearment.

Unafraid of adding a few layers to the mix and exploring other depths - third track in, ‘Duggah’ introduces far heavier, grinding riffs, sludgy and beautifully etched, with maleficent riffs and stunningly perfected drums - this track (along with tracks such as ‘Monolith‘) shows TNBD’s ability to create crushing atmospheres that send tingles up the spine and almost warp you elsewhere.

From start to end, this album is a captivating journey through various soundscapes that transfix, enlighten and illuminate.

Reviewed by Victoria Walsh
‘Collapse’ is out now via http://www.myspace.com/tacomanarrowsbridgedisaster

You’ll like this if… you want to hear Russian Circles copulating with Red Sparowes whilst listening to Isis’ ‘Oceanic’ album…yes, it really is that good!. - SoundShock

"Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - 'Collapse' RockSound Magazine review"

"...poignant stuff that shows off the crisp syncopation of Russian Circles and keeps pushing forward. If you like technical, all-out spirals of sound you could do worse than give this lot a listen! Big, heavy and sludgy, this instrumental post-metal odyssey is bruising in the best way possible - RockSound Magazine

"Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - 'Collapse' RoomThirteen review"

The epically titled Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster are a young band, the British post-rock/progressive instrumental four piece only came together in 2008, but they already have a clear direction; heavy, doom laden, textural waves of noise with nods to Red Sparrows and Isis. This debut was mastered by Mehdi Safa (*Shels) so before even playing the CD we already have a reason to be interested.

As you would expect, the record builds towards and ploughs through crescendo after crescendo, however the spaces in between these waves of noise are filled with some really lovely and often interesting layers; soft melodies from the guitars and sometimes spoken vocal samples or chunky metal riffs wrapped up with playful rhythms from the drums (‘Winchester Pump’). The build-ups themselves are often very beautiful; vast echoes and heart rending chord changes make your skin prickle, ‘Seaweed’ has this combination of delicate moments, changes of rhythm and really heavy moments, it’s a great all rounder to check out to give you an idea of their sound. The band also know how to do straight forwardly solid and heavy too, ten minute track ‘Sunday’ is full of dark, crunchy riffs and shows they don’t shy away from turning the volume up full if it’s needed.

T.N.B.D. hold your interest over the hour or so of this album easily, obviously fully instrumental albums are not to everybody’s taste but they do a great job on “Collapse” by injecting tons of personality in to each track in the form of quirky little tuneful riffs and a solid quiet/loud format, if progressive soundscapes are your thing then this album should make a welcome addition to your collection. - RoomThirteen


'Collapse' (2009) CD/Download via iTunes, Amazon and Spotify

01 - Blue Skies
02 - Collapse
03 - Duggah
04 - 0-7156-3561-1
05 - Sunday
06 - Seaweed
07 - Winchester Pump
08 - Tokyo Rose
09 - Monolith
10 - Twenty

'Live at the Premises' (2010) Ltd CD/Video Download

01 - Calligraphy (live)
02 - Duggah (live)
03 - Tokyo Rose (live)



Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster were originally a four-piece instrumental post-metal group based in London. Formed in 2008 by the meeting of four minds sharing a love of progressive music and post-rock, the band seek to combine textural melancholic soundscapes with crushing riffs to create a modern atmospheric sound drawing influence from artists such as Russian Circles, Tool, Mogwai and Oceansize.

In Summer 2009, the band recorded their self-financed debut album 'Collapse' at FXpansion Studios in London. The album was in keeping with the band's strong DIY-ethic with recording and production being carried out by the band. The album was later mastered in Los Angeles by Mehdi Safa of *shels and shelsmusic, and the band have since had their music featured on the cover CD of RockSound magazine.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster have spent the last year touring across the UK and have gigged with bands such as Rinoa, Latitudes and Blueneck, and headlined at the Camden Underworld. Joined by a fifth member in 2010 bringing additional vocals and textures to their sound, the band have just completed writing material for a new album being self-recorded in Summer 2011.