Thomas Truax / Cities Prepare for Attack! / Sean Thompson-DeWolfe
Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist’s brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off. He is known for his menagerie of unique self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels, spoons and other found items called ‘Mother Superior’ and a souped up Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator.’
But don’t let the novelty fool you. He is also a talented guitar player, storyteller, and performer who crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, love, the human condition, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar. His music evades easy pigeonholing as his songs flit between art rock, post-punk, and a distinctive brand of surreal Americana.
His ten studio LPs include highly-rated covers album ‘Songs From The Films Of David Lynch’. His upcoming 10th studio album features the legendary Budgie (Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Slits, The Creatures) drumming along with Mother Superior, adding extra thunder to a powerful new entry in Thomas’s catalog of recorded work. It’s a poignant, sometimes tender, often raucous collection that – much like Thomas’s music machines – has been crafted with great care and affection.
“Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics.” – UNCUT “Endlessly inventive and creative… A show not to be missed!” – Oxford Times “His gigs are extraordinary, fizzing with showmanship.” – Q
CITIES UNDER ATTACK! Dark industrial drones and sci-fi soundtracking
Unit 4 Minerva Works 158 Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RT