Album "THE ROPES"
Out now on CD & download
Bend or Break
Undress to Kill
In Troubled Times
Includes the singles :
«If we’d started in the XXIst Century, we’d probably sound very much like TRANK.»
(Deep Purple, 2018 – after choosing TRANK as their opening act)
«Watch out, huge sound and big emotions galore on this first album ! An excellent record on the edge of heavy metal,
with perfect vocals and a groove to die for…» (Rock Hard)
«Devastating, raging, post-punk-flavored alternative rock, that sounds both authentic and ambitious…» (Metal Obs)
«Their unique blend of pop / rock / metal / electronica has that rare ability to transport the listener to rare & fascinating territories… A genuine identity, a great sense of songwriting, of killing riffs and obsessive grooves.» (Batteur Magazine)
«Impressive firepower… Enough to bring stadium audiences to their feet.» (L’Alsace)
«What a kick !... This is the future of French rock – and they are cut for worldwide success.» (Metal Eyes)
«A very good surprise «made in chez nous» - TRANK’s first album is both rich and classy.» (Among the Living)
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRANK
TRANK are a French independent rock band – whose first singles, released between 2016 and 2019, have earned them massively successful opening gigs with rock legends Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed. TRANK's just-released first album, "The Ropes", an instant smash with the indie / underground rock press, captures their unique, furiously catchy blend of alternative rock with metal riffing and electronic post-punk - intense yet accessible songs, as introspective yet powerful, intimate yet stadium-sized. On this site you will find everything about the band - enjoy and share, and thank you for visiting !
LATEST MUSIC VIDEO
SEP 23, 2021 - BREAKING NEWS
TRANK RELEASE NEW REMIX AND VIDEO AHEAD OF "DELUXE" ALBUM !
Today, TRANK release « In Troubled Times (Twelve Inches of Trouble Version) »,
an exclusive remix with a spectacular 3D video created by the band’s visual director, Alban Verneret. Available on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes etc, this brand new remix precedes the release of a 2CD Deluxe "Monolith" version of the band’s debut album, « The Ropes », originally released late 2020 to unanimously rave reviews from the French Indie & metal press – which celebrated its rich, powerful & intensely catchy blend of alt rock, metal and electronic post punk.
TRANK’s « The Ropes – Deluxe Edition » is due November 2021 and will include the album’s 12 original songs, mixed in NYC by Brian Robbins (Bring Me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria) & mastered by Andy Van Dette (Porcupine Tree, David Bowie)... But it will also include 12 stunning remixes created by David Weber (engineer for the Young Gods), Mokroïé and Aura Shred (both cult French electro acts), and Greco Rossetti (who has recorded Nitzer Ebb), plus the band themselves.
The name of this first remix, « Twelve Inches of Trouble », is a reference to the golden age of the twelve inch single – and the pioneering remixes the band grew up with, from the likes of Depeche Mode, The Cure or Nine Inch Nails. « TRANK is a band of diverse influences, some of them more obvious than others in the original tracks; we hope that these remixes will be an opportunity for fans of electronica, industrial music and post-punk to discover our sound. »
Check out the video here, stream / buy the single at https://backl.ink/148626756 - and don't forget to like, comment and subscribe directly on YouTube - TRANK remains a fully independent band and every little bit of support helps. Enjoy !
FEB 23, 2021
TRANK T-SHIRTS NOW IN STOCK !
As promised a while back, you can now ORDER your very own TRANK fan T-shirts - available in limited quantities so go get yours now ! Created by our visual director Alban Verneret and inspired by the lyrics and videos of the band, they are quality items that will help you wear your love for TRANK proudly. Stocks are limited so get them while you can - and we will be back shortly to tell you more about a fantastic bunch of stunning remixes that will expand the sound of TRANK in all sorts of surprising directions. See you soon and keep sharing the music !
NOV 12, 2020
FANTASTIC ALBUM REVIEWS !
Well - the virus stops us from defending our first album "The Ropes" on stage, but others are defending it for us - French alternative rock writers and journalists are literally flooding us with outstanding reviews.
We will very soon be posting some of those on the site, so you can get an idea of the sort of enthusiastic, passionate response the album is generating among French critics and rock lovers (you can find most of them on our Facebook page in the meantime, as well as the many interviews that surrounded the album release)... And maybe help us get the same sort of thing going in YOUR country ? In the meantime, we are overwhelmed with the love we're getting - and very pleased to see that in the views of title track video "The Ropes", which has just passed 100,000 plays on YouTube. Thank you for your support - and see you very soon !
SEP 15, 2020
TRANK LAUNCH 1st ALBUM AND NEW SINGLE VIDEO, "THE ROPES"
It's finally here. The first album by TRANK, "The Ropes", is available today from most download and streaming platforms, or as a limited edition digipak CD (signed or standard) from this site - and the title track video is out on YouTube. TRANK's first full-length album, “The Ropes”, is fuelled by the energy and experience gained on arena stages opening for major acts like Deep Purple, Papa Roach, Anthrax and Disturbed, as well as hours of painstaking studio work spent honing their epically intimate sound. Exploring the lyrical theme of relationships and the multiple ties that bind us, "The Ropes" sums up the signature TRANK sound - an intensely catchy blend of alternative riffs and post punk atmosphere, in equal parts dark and fiery. The band are already being flooded with fantastic reviews, which will be posted here.
Get the album from iTunes HERE - it's also available on most other digital platforms, and you can even get your limited edition digipak CD, standard or signed by all four members of the band, from the "Shop" page of the site.
The striking video for title track "The Ropes" is also out today, and visible on YouTube here, or on the"Videos" page of the site. Created by band friend and visual director Alban Verneret, the film showcases the incredible talent of three shibari artists, whose bondage ritual tells the story of the "ties that bind us, knowingly or not" - and is at the center, not only of the video, but also of the album design. .
Keep an eye on the band's Facebook page for more news and reviews around the album : we couldn't have done it without you, and we can't wait to hear what you think of it - or to play it live for you. Thank you for your support and see you soon !