Three Dimensional Tanx

tanx_BW_banner_front Three Dimensional Tanx (3D Tanx) play high-energy psychedelic rock with hints of Krautrock and a garage-punk attitude. And synths.

New 12-song album ‘Attack’  OUT NOW, as of August 29th 2016.  Listen HERE and Order now!

A live mini-album, ‘Live Tanx Extras’ came out in 2015, free to download here.

2014 saw the release of a self-titled, 10 track album, a 7″ single on Sunstone Records and Three Dimensional Tanx LIVE!


What the papers say:

Single Review:

I Am Go/Loose Id Syd

‘Stalwarts of the North West, Three Dimensional Tanx return with a bolstered line-up hot on the heels of setting lasers stun at last year’s Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia.

‘I Am Go’ has an element of the punkier end of Italian garage acts of the early ’90s and newer Swedish acts like The Movements in its soaring pace, cheese wire organ and distraught vocalisms. The flip mixes Detroit guitars with Spacemen 3 and an organ melody straight out of a frug a-go-go ’60s movie party scene before heading off into a moody vocal. Again, it’s prevalent of the ’90s garage sound that once seemed as if it was on its way to extinction. The Tanx aren’t aiming at being super 60s or anything – rather, they mix up a number of influences and blast it out.’

Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills

Shindig! Magazine Issue 39

“combination of psychedelia, space rock and punk with chocolate shavings…with the Philicorda fuming and shirt soaked in sweat.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Studio Album Review

SUBNOISE, July 2015


‘what more could ears want’

Optical Sounds Fanzine, October 2014


‘Three Dimensional Tanx are well versed in the mysteries of Psychedelia, the music ranging from short catchy pieces to longer and much spacier affairs, all of it played with energy and style.’

The Terrascope

Studio album review, September 2014

“As I entered the black basement club, the propellant rhythm of Three Dimensional Tanx hit me full in the face with driving beats and hummus-thick bass lines, all overlaid with a garnish of spitting fizzing guitar and swirling late-sixties keyboard.Hats off to the drummer too, coated in thick sweat and wearing only what appeared to be small running shorts, beating the living shit out of a wonderfully minimalistic Gretsch kit (snare, floor tom, bass drum, hi-hat, two cymbals) and making it sound like he was playing on something that Carl Palmer would have set up on stage in the mid-seventies. This was a great performance by a band previously unknown to me and I’ll be giving them a good listen in future. Manic organ breaks, chugging twin guitars and a fluid rhythm section that was all power and no flower, plus a floppy crazy-puppet vocalist who really threw himself into the spirit of things, all came together for a short combustive set of cracking garage-psych that was high on thrills and never ever relaxed the throttle once.”

The Sleeping Shamen

“They whip up a frenetic froth and transfusion of punk energy, fractured space rock and manic psych (with a little Krautrock no less) that grabs you by the short hairs and doesn’t let go. They aren’t adverse to giving them a good hard tug either to yank a few out. In short, it’s fantastic. Of all the ingredients that go into their sound, the prime mover has to be their relentless energy, their inherent vitality.”

“Rooted in classic indie guitar music, with a big dollop of psych and the raw energy of snarling Garage Punk. In an era of nice radio friendly pop, this record stands out as a defiant act of brilliance.”

Weekenders Review

“Sort of DIY punk-psychedelia…infused with Stooges / MC5 attitude and adrenelin”

Backseat Mafia

“Three Dimensional Tanx have a sound that is the essence of garage psychedelia, a heady mixture of freak out and manic energy delivered via a kick ass rhythm section, lysergic wah wah guitars, krautrock synths/ 60s organ and a lead singer who may very well have lost his mind. If you need comparisons, try early Who or Sonics dropping cheap speedy acid with the Television Personalities. No, on second thought, that doesn’t even come close. These guys are great.”

Active Listener

‘a kind of neon psychedelic power pop with really bright, clear tones…when they’re blasting them out hard, fast and dumb they sure do know their way around a pop tune’

Norman Records

‘A unique voice in psych; Lancaster’s Three Dimensional Tanx pitch ‘60s swirling keys against garage rock and the Day-Glo end of the punk spectrum. Picture The Saints shooting for the Nuggets crowd. Combine a heady knack for blending energy with melody they have delivered a crisp, taut and exciting album in the same glorious TV21 Technicolor as the cover art.’


‘Even in the studio, the band are able to cook up a pretty vigorous groove, especially on ‘King of the Country’, where organ, bass and drums lock together while a raw guitar is let loose.
You can almost see the hippies digging it in the Avalon Ballroom. In a more relaxed mode, the seven minutes plus of ‘Caterpillar’ moves from a vaguely Indian introduction of tabla and sitar to break into a crisp beat, supporting the interplay of wah-wah and synth and setting up something of a Happy Mondays or Stone Roses feel.’

Penny Black Music

‘Yes they do psychedelic but they do it differently. They do it with energy. Hard to put into words, a spirit (in my humble opinion) that only those from the Northern part of this country can provide. Juice; life; pep; pizzaz. That buzz in the tummy; cock of the head; jerk as you walk. They don’t need me to sell them to you. They sell themselves. As you may may be able to tell I think they are exciting! I want a Three Dimensional Tanx T-shirt!

Schott’s List

Live review from 22nd August 2014

‘Once again, Three Dimensional Tanx effortlessly proved themselves to be the most vital band on the circuit.’


Studio Album Review, October 2014

‘engergetic and full of spark…a true beacon for those seeking the lysergic’

The Janglebox