'beginners' krav maga'

London trio deep tan have an urgency to everything they do.

Live, the band offer super-combustible post-punk, breaking down established tropes and examining them from fresh angles.

Debut EP 'creeping speedwells' landed last year, with deep tan kicking off 2022 with a brand new single.

'beginners' krav maga' is an incredibly timely release, with the lyrics tackling the pervasive idea that if only womxn knew how to defend themselves, then violence would cease.

It's an idea that has been rebutted many times - not least in the aftermath of the horrendous murders of Sarah Everard and Aisling Murphy - but rarely with such precision.

Stylistically, 'beginners' krav maga' feels like barbed wire wrapped around barbed wire, an endlessly taught, brittle experience that threatens to explode at any moment.

A model of restraint, 'beginners' krav maga' is ultimately an incredibly distinct, avant-garde take on the pop song.

deep tan say...

‘beginners’ krav maga’ is a response to the idea that womxn should take self defense classes in order to feel safe on the street at night. womxn shouldn’t have to. yet it seems like every day there’s a new sarah everard, sabina nessa or aisling murphy. educate your sons, brothers, guy friends. male violence against womxn is an epidemic and it needs to stop, so we made a pop song to talk about it.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Alex Loveless

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