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Today marks the re-release of both, the album "Dangerously Close To Love" (2x12") and just in time for Christmas, my seasonal offering "Just Another Christmas Wish" (7"), both limited vinyl only.

Originally released on Tan U Sound, the brave folks at Légère Recordings bring these back to life. Order directly or through your fave record store. Distribution through Broken Silence (GAS) and Kudo (World).

The album carries 12 tracks from another rock n roll dimension, the single is backed with "Hurt pt.1. (US Radio Mix)" and the instrumental "This River Is Full Of Tears".

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[Nov, 15th 2019]


Yes, you already heard and read this:

we are playing Reeperbahn Festival!

Fri Sep 20th at Knust, no excuse. It will be a very special show! The whole band will be there and perform

for you. Be prepared and dress to kill! I want all my favorite peepz to look astonishing, you know what I like.

I hear it's being filmed...


[Sept, 1st 2019]


First quotes and reviews were coming in, see review section... Thanks everyone!

[August, 14th 2019]


"Funeral Parade Of Roses" is the new album. It's out now!

Harsh times sometimes demand harsh words, too. Please find out. Order at your favorite local record store (support them!) or order at bandcamp:

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Listen here:
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[June, 28th 2019]


The new single is out! It's called "Tanuki Is Back"

You can find it here to download, stream, listen, buy, share:

Watch the video as well:

[June, 14th 2019]


Action. Is. Near. The new album will be out very soon! Stay tuned for all details and order info!

[May, 25th 2019]


Wow! The last couple of months saw us recording the new album. The results are making us very happy, even though we still need to mix everything properly. It is a harsh answer to the times we live in, still at the same time we celebrate diversity, egalité, hope and, yes, love. Can't get away from that. First single to be dropped after the summer; more details to follow. Stay tuned! Stay who you are! And don't forget to be optimistic, The Battle Might Be Over, But Their War Isn't Won (to cite one of the new tracks).

In the meantime, that awesome documentary on the only band that matters, The Slits: "Here To Be Heard" went out on theatrical tours in the UK and the US, where there are still some shows coming up. Go and watch it! In case you didn't know, Tan is in there being a footnote in their singer Ari Up's story.

Also, "The Last Bandits In The World" was re-released on Seventeen Records. This is a record Nikki Sudden recorded in Dublin in 1986 with Simon Carmody and Johnny Feann of The Golden Horde and The Horslips, respectively. There's one of the tracks that Nikki and Tan co-wrote back in the day. The vinyl misses that credit though as did the original. Oh, well.

[June, 17th 2018]



We are playing a one off gig at the anniversary of our beloved "Weinladen" (wine vendor that is). Show is Saturday Feb 17th. There will be lot of entertainment like all kind of winerys presenting there good deeds, Gin Tonics, DJs and us. That's pretty suiting as far as I'm concerned. Full band turning up!

[Feb, 06th 2018]


There are only two records you need to know to understand rebellion, attitude and the idea of ‚punk‘ (not that music). Now there is only one documentary on music artists you need to watch: Here to be Heard: The Story of The SlitsIMG_2432.JPG

Everything told in a beautiful narrative via Tessa's perspective. No famous ex-boyfriends, no "dirty knickers" (well, a few), no bullshit. Everyone talks so much in awe in respect about the band. Q&A are no questions rather full of Thank Yous to the artists for working art and feminism to this extent at a time when it was everything but to being granted for women to do stand up for their own art.
I am so proud of being a foot note on their story (yes, you'll find me in the movie).

Thanks for making this possible William Badgley, Jennifer Shagawat, Tessa Pollitt, Dennis Bovell (Artist), Paloma McLardy, Viv Albertine (I missed you last night at the BFI premiere), and of course my dear Ari, who I miss for many many years now.

[Oct, 15th 2017]


Surprise, surprise, we didn't make the short list for the VIA! Awards. Oh well , being initally nominated as "Best Act" is really nice though. Congrats to those who made it. By the way, writing for the new album is going pretty good. I'll keep you updated.

[July, 19th 2017]


Surprise!  Tan LeRacoon is nominated for VIA VUT Indie Awards, as BEST ACT that is!

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VIA  is the annual awards by the German Independent Music Association, and yes, admittedly there is a legion of acts nominated, but cross fingers and we will make the short list...  

[May, 30th 2017]


Back to sort material for the new album, writing as we speak! Stay tuned!

 [May, 10th 2017]


Surprise show: Punk Rock legends Stiff Little Fingers invited us to open for them at S.O.36 in Berlin on April 2nd! What a pairing, I must say!

[April, 1st 2017]


Additional show added: Karlsruhe, April 11th! see show section for details.

 [April, 3rd 2017]


 Live Dates added for March and April!

I am happy announce that our friends, the great XiXa invited us to play some of their European shows with them. Of course we added some shows of our own to coincide.

Please check 'shows' for the dates we play, and go and see Xixa anyhow! Imagine psychedelic Cumbia, sort of. ;



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Just Another Christmas Wish

New Single November 25th!


We are proud to announce a seasonal offering, a naive yet meaningful appeal in times of worry, pain, injustice, corruption and yes, war:

3-track 7” Vinyl single and download

0ut on Tan U Sound, Distributed by Cargo Records, Sonic Rendezvous (NL), SRD (UK), Goodfellas (IT), Differant (F) & Légère Recordings via Zebralution (digital), kdigital (Asia), CDBaby (USA).


A  Just Another Christmas Wish

B  Hurt pt1. (alternate Mix)

    This River Is Full Of Tears (intsr.)



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12 track album on 2x12” Vinyl, including download code

feat members of Golden Kanine, Grant Creon, Gisbert zu Knyphausen's band.

Guest appearances by Kristofer Åström and Ari Up,

Out on Tan U Sound, Distributed by Cargo Records, Sonic Rendezvous (NL), SRD (UK), Goodfellas (IT), Differant (F) & Légère Recordings via Zebralution (digital).

Available at the record store of your trust. Urge them to order it!
Or you just get it here:



A  I Want To Be A Beach Boy But Not Mike Love / Oh Johanna / Perfect Night Almost Out.

B  Grace_Disgrace / Oh Me Oh My Death Is Overrated.

C  Cry Me A River / Mistress Of Ave D / Hurt pt1.

D  Promises Promises / Southern Belles / (It’s A) Beautiful Thought (It Takes To Fly) / Wedding Day.