deep tan - diamond horsetail / creeping speedwells (Released 22nd July 22)




£19.99 – Dinked Edition #184

  • “Piss Kink Yellow” vinyl *
  • Signed Print *
  • Hand-Numbered *
  • Limited pressing of 400 *


£16.99 – Black vinyl – ‘diamond horsetail’

A blast of spartan new wave that’s utterly thrilling” The Quietus

“A simmering taste of what’s to come”  So Young

“A taut, bold, post-punk ripper” Clash

“Sizzling new song” DIY

“deep tan are the exciting new group on the block in post-punk” METAL

“deep tan are sure to appeal to fans of some of the more eclectic, acerbic side of indie rock, like Speedy Ortiz and Dream Wife, or anyone who appreciates a bit of Sonic Youth” The Line of Best Fit

London based, subversive post-punk trio deep tan are back with their new single, ‘rudy ya ya ya’ and news of their sophomore EP, ‘diamond horsetail’ which is available digitally on 6th May with physical to follow on 22nd July. Alongside this, the band are also releasing a Dinked Edition which features ‘diamond horsetail’ and previous EP ‘creeping speedwells’ exclusively pressed together on ‘piss kink yellow’ vinyl, limited to 400 copies, find yours here [link].

‘rudy ya ya ya’ is pure deep tan: spiky guitars above a driving rhythm section and a sharp, detached vocal. The band explain: “Caught with your pants down, brown ooze slides down a furrowed brow as sacha interrupts — ! (aka the rudy giuliani diss track you never asked for)”

Since they released their debut EP ‘creeping speedwells’ last year to widespread critical acclaim, deep tan have been winning over legions of fans with their unique brand of post-punk; never afraid of challenging the establishment, their songs are politically astute and socially conscious but never preachy. It’s a potent blend that has seen the band thrust to the forefront of the chasing pack with a string of fine releases and a subversive punk spirit. The band then went on to release a Dan Carey produced single with legendary label Speedy Wunderground, ‘tamu’s yiffing refuge’, a stripped down, driving track that once again proves less is more.

deep tan make music that emerges from the fatalistic side of life with a flash of cynicism and a rumble of venomous intent. Their stripped-back, minimal sound is a vehicle for songs that engage with contemporary themes, from deepfake revenge pornography to surreal meme pages and stories of furry hedonism.

The band are hitting the road hard this spring with a host of shows supporting Bodega and Bambara culminating in their first UK wide headline tour – all dates below.

As well as touring the EP extensively throughout 2021, including a slew of tastemaker festivals like Dot-To-Dot, Live At Leeds, Wide Eyed Festival and Manchester Psych Fest, the band also joined fellow uk post-punks Yard Act on the road, supporting them on the September leg of their Dark Days EP tour.  

the last two years have seen the band featured in NME, DIY, Clash, Loud and Quiet, The Quietus, So Young, Notion, Dork, Brooklyn Vegan and more, with their music playlisted at BBC 6Music and Amazing Radio, and garnering plays on Apple Music Beats1, Radio X, SiriusXM, KEXP, BBC Wales and Amazing Radio USA. Steve Lamacq also made the band his BBC 6Music Spotlight Artist in May 2021.

 Taut, seductive and enthralling – deep tan channel legendary indie heroes like The Slits, Young Marble Giants and The Raincoats with influences from contemporaries and peers like Folly Group and Dry Cleaning to create something that is undeniably their own.


Side A

1. beginners’ krav maga

2. device devotion

3. gender expansion pack

4. rudy ya ya ya

5. diamond horsetail

Side B

1. do you ever ascend?

2. hollow scene

3. camelot

4. deepfake

Additional information


Black vinyl – ‘diamond horsetail’ LP, Dinked Edition #184