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WHY HAVEN’T YOU HEARD OF TRACTOR?

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WHY HAVEN’T YOU HEARD OF TRACTOR?

Bristol ranks in music geekdom’s high regard for essentially birthing that divine cultural blip known as trip hop, but as I’ve discovered it also happens to house one of the coolest bunch of grown-up noisesters that you’ve never heard of.

Tractor make no-nonsense hard charging rock, replete with plucky basslines and barked vocals that should set fire to any Unsane fan’s diseased genitals. Catch a burning whiff of “25” or “Traction Man” to gather if this sounds like your cup of tea. (Get it? Tea! Because they’re British! I’m a regular Rita Rudner!)

Furthermore, shifty-eyed frontman Craig Stevens (pictured above) stuck it to those thieving bastards in the airline biz recently by successfully suing Easyjet. That bit alone should make you want to check out this totally terrific band.

-GS

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