If we started in the 21st century, our music would probably sound very similar to TRANK."
(Deep Purple - after choosing TRANK as their opening act)
"They don't play metal, but what they play is very cool and metal fans will love it"
(Anthrax's management - after choosing TRANK as their opening act)
"TRANK's music is absolutely fantastic" (musique-alliance.fr)
"Angry, highly-emotional rock [that] sounds unique in both writing and performance, by turns atmospheric, merciless and melancholic. What we have here is a top-level act - made in France !" (Batteur Magazine)
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF TRANK
TRANK are a French independent rock band around Geneva, Switzerland – 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 - independent bands need your help !
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NOV 12, 2020 - BREAKING NEWS
FANTASTIC ALBUM REVIEWS... AND T-SHIRTS COMING SOON !
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.
Also, you will very soon be able to wear your love for TRANK on your sleeve : in the next couple of weeks, we will be opening a new version of our online shop, which in addition to allowing you to pay via credit card instead of only Paypal, will also feature a very nice looking range of quality T-shirts. Designed by TRANK friend and visual director Alban Verneret, those quality, durable tees feature front designs inspired by lyrics and sleeve elements of our very first album, "The Ropes"- and a discrete, elegant TRANK logo on the back, close to the neck. Manufacturing is going on as we speak, and we will be announcing the availability of all that as soon as we can ship them to you.
Thank you for your continued support - we are DYING to play again for you on stage, we truly hope that the release party of the album - now moved to May 15th, 2021 - will NOT be pushed back another time, but in the meantime, rest assured that every word and gesture of support from you means a lot to us. See you very soon - dressed up in TRANK gear and ready to rock !
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 !
AUG 15, 2020
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE "BEND OR BREAK (2020)" !
Next up in the series of single releases preceding their first album, "The Ropes", due September 2020, TRANK are revealing "Bend or Break (2020 Album Version)."
A hugely successful live number which blends a powerful, intense alternative metal feel with singalong choruses, "Bend or Break (2020)" asks the question of "who dominates who" in relationships of power, and despite its obviously sexual overtones, also speaks to the resilience of each of us in the face of pressure from the outside - a theme that resonated very strongly with Eastern European audiences, with whom the song went down a storm. Like its predecessor "Undress to Kill (2020)," the song was first released in 2018, as part of a trio of singles which had gotten the band the attention of rock giants Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed : after triumphant opening sets for all of the above in arenas across Eastern Europe, the band decided to re-record those songs for inclusion on their first album, with new performances, recording and mix - a sonic upgrade which reflects the quantum leap in the power and drive of their act, honed upon those gigantic stages. The accompanying video was shot by their friend and visual director Alban Verneret, who also designed the upcoming album visuals - and it features the beauty and burlesque talents of band friend "Mamzelle Viviane." The song is available on YouTube, all the usual digital platforms (be sure to look for the "2020 Album version") - and on this page for download. Enjoy, like and share - and stay tuned for the next single plus full album release on September 15th !
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JUN 30, 2020
TRANK RELEASE NEW SINGLE "UNDRESS TO KILL (2020)" !
Continuing the series of single releases preceding their first album, "The Ropes", due September 2020, TRANK unleash "Undress to Kill (2020 Album Version).
The song is a high-powered blend of alternative rock, metal and post-punk electronics, with a lyrical theme in keeping with the rest of the album's focus on the complexity of relationships. "It's not about serial killers or anything - it's about how some people don't just dress to kill, they also UN-dress to kill, meaning, they're so obsessed with the notion of impressing whoever they might be having sex with for the first time, that their ego takes over what should be a moment of sharing, and turns it into something poisonously self-centred." The song, first released in 2018, was one of a trio of singles which had gotten the band the attention of rock giants Deep Purple, Anthrax, Papa Roach and Disturbed : after triumphant opening sets for all of the above in arenas across Eastern Europe, the band decided to re-record those songs for inclusion on their first album, with new performances, recording and mix - a sonic upgrade which reflects the quantum leap in the power and drive of their act, honed upon those gigantic stages. The accompanying video was shot by their friend and visual director Alban Verneret, who also designed the upcoming album visuals. The song is available on YouTube, all the usual digital platforms (be sure to look for the "2020 Album version") - and on this page for download. Enjoy, like and share - and stay tuned for further releases !