Taken from the upcoming album “Silent Running”, to be released on September 4th on 12″ vinyl LP and digital, “Suffogaze” by French post hardcore and shoegaze infused heavy rockers WATERTANK fits the content of the album and refers to the idea of evolving behind the scenes, working unexposed. Edited by Thomas Boutet, spiced up by the effects by Thomas Boutet and pictures from Wargames by John Badham, the new musiv video for the track can be watched below.
Comments the band:
The initial idea behind « Suffogaze » was to depict a tragic event through a peaceful/almost A.S.M.R. setting.
But that Covid ruined our plans, so instead we’ve decided to re-edit the John Badham movie « Wargames » to match the lyrics and the overall theme of the album, inspired by the front cover glass-tardigrade survival features and resilience, yet still about to implode, fitting the band ultimately.
After years of partial activity through constant line-up moves, Watertank put the final touch to their 3rd record in the summer of 2019. Named Silent Running, the album is out in May 1st 2020, and refers to the idea of evolving behind the scenes, working unexposed. Romain Donet from the punk hardcore band Chaviré joined Watertank during the recording process, and Willy Étié (Weak) is now performing bass duties for (let’s hope) many shows to come.
Because of those personnel changes, this new batch of songs is sounding more rockish than before, but still loud, extending their Post-Hardcore roots with a blend of influences from Alternative-Rock to Shoegaze. Lyrically openhearted yet a bit cryptic, a theme emerges throughout the record, inspired by the front cover glass-tardigrade survival features and resilience, but still about to implode, fitting the band ultimately.