TAX THE HEAT Premiere Official Video For New Track Animals


Bristol’s original blues rockers TAX THE HEAT recently announced the release of their full length Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Fed To The Lions. Today, the band  is premiering an official video for the track “Animals,” which is featured on the new release.

Louis Catlett from Rataplan Films created the video as well as the video “Fed To The Lions.” The band commented:‘Animals‘ is a great example of what our debut album has to offer, hard hitting, high energy rock and roll. We played around with the song for a while but it was when we were in the studio that we somehow landed on that big chorus riff, and the song suddenly made sense. We shot the video with a Bristol based company Rataplan, which was an easy video shoot for us – Louis (director) really captured the energy and vibe of the song.”


Fed To the Lions perfectly illustrates why there is so much excitement at the release of this album. Previous singles “Some Sympathy,” “Highway Home,” and “Fed To The Lions” sit alongside future classics such as “Caroline,” “Animals,” and “Stood On the Platform To Leave.” The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (drums) and Antonio Angotti (bass) are overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (guitars) and the distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (vocals, guitars).

“These guys are easily the best new band I have heard in years!”


Pre-order Fed To The Lions here:


Below is the track list for Fed To The Lions:

  1. Highway Home
  2. Animals
  3. Under Watchful Eye
  4. Fed To The Lions
  5. Hit Me Hard
  6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
  7. Some Sympathy
  8. Devil’s Daughter
  9. Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong)
  10. Caroline
  11. Your Fool
  12. Lost Our Way


2015 was an intense year for Bristol’s rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles “Fed To The Lions” and “Highway Home” (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, The Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The band’s unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.


The band have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot).


Guitarist/vocalist Alex Veale says: “We love the energy of those ’60s bands. Maximum R&B – that’s the basis for Tax The Heat. But we’re taking it somewhere else, bridging the gap between old and new, creating something that has that raw energy but is also original.”


“It was all about capturing that live energy on the record,” says Jack Taylor. “We didn’t want to go fully old-school with it – we used modern technology. But what you hear on the album is the four of us playing together, no overdubs. A lot of live takes.”


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