New Orleans-based TANK and the BANGAS aren’t everybody’s favourite cup of soul tea but their envelope pushing sounds have won the outfit friends and plaudits. The team’s third studio album, ‘Red Balloon’, which featured contributions from Big Freedia, Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Ton3s, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Wayne Brady, received a received a nomination for “Best Progressive R&B Album” at the Grammy Awards. This milestone followed the band’s “Best New Artist” nomination in 2020. Judges were impressed by the band’s unique observations and songwriting reflecting on the ills of America, while also celebrating the beauty of Black life. 

The band’s latest offering is a  new live EP, which was recorded at Amazon Studios and features performances of Dope Girl Magic’,  ‘Oak Tree’ and ‘Self Care’ – all of  which perfectly illustrate the band’s tough, uncompromising  sound.