FP100 Fife bands 24. Tango in the Attic

Tango in the Attic
Tango in the Attic

Glenrothes’ Tango In The Attic started as a five piece indie band, who grew up together and decided to form the in 2007 whilst they were all studying at Edinburgh University.

The original line-up consisted of brothers Daniel (vocals) and Jordan Craig (vocals/guitar), Jonathan McFarlane (guitar/organ/saxophone), James Crook (bass guitar) and Paul Johnson (drums), and took their influences from Paul Simon and The Velvet Underground.

The band started playing small local gigs, drawing in bigger crowds in bigger venues, which culminated in an appearance at T in the Park 2009 playing in the T-Break tent to around 2000 people. During the course of the year the band picked up a fair amount of radio play thanks in part to the championing of the band by BBC Introducing’s Vic Galloway, who even invited the band in for a session to be broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

Debut album ‘Bank Place Locomotive Society’ was released in July 2010 and was well received by the public and the press.

Lead vocalist Daniel left amicably in 2011 to concentrate on his career outside the band, with his brother Jordan taking over on vocals.

Now a four piece, the band released their second album ‘Sellotape’ the following year.