LOCAL favourites Tango in the Attic played together as a five-piece for the final time last Saturday night, reports KEVIN QUINN.
Supporting established act Young Knives, it was rather fitting that the band’s final gig with lead singer Daniel Craig was at the Greenside in Leslie, their ‘home’ venue for years.
Daniel decided that with the band looking to release a second album and tour further afield next year, his work commitments would hamper such plans. Therefore, he felt that it was the right time to leave the lo-fi garage band.
His brother, and guitarist, Jordan Craig believed the gig was a ‘fitting night’ and looked to the band’s future.
He said: “It was an absolutely brilliant show. It was a really emotional night. A really busy gig. It was sad, but quite a fitting night and a nice memory for Dan too.
“It’s going to be the four of us taking the band in a pretty new direction. We have been writing our second album, as a four-piece, for quite a while now.
“We begin recording in November. Hoping to have it out in April and be touring in Europe, America and hopefully Japan too.
“When we were talking about all this Dan realised he couldn’t do it, what with his job and stuff. So we came to this decision amicably.
“He will always be part of the band in some sense. Even helping out behind the scenes.”
Jordan revealed more about Tango in the Attic’s future and his feelings about taking over lead vocals from his brother.
He said: “We’ve been working really hard the past few weeks. We are in the process of trying to get things set up. We feel we didn’t tour enough with the last album. So we’re really excited about that.
“This isn’t just the end of Dan’s time in the band, it’s a new beginning.
“I’m quite happy to do the singing. I do it a bit anyway, but never the whole show before. So I’m a bit nervous maybe, but also excited.
“We have got our first gig as a four-piece on 12 January at King Tut’s in Glasgow. So that should give us a chance to air some of the new stuff and settle into our new line-up.”