Breakers – “Tanqueray”
Aaron Wilkinson – drums, vocals
Andrew Milne – bass, vocals
Brooks Hall – guitar, vocals
Breakers = The Gories + Hot Snakes
The aptly named Breakers apply the head-banging panache of punk to the upbeat melodies of surf rock. Aaron Wilkinson’s pounding drums punctuate the gang-shouted vocals of “Tanqueray” while Brooks Hall strums guitar carelessly over the mix. Andrew Milne’s deep bass groove keeps this dance-inducing tune from going off the rails, but just barely. All three contribute their wildly different vocal styles to the track, from harsh screaming and wailing to a sneering, punk drone. Compressing barely contained energy and a no-frills approach to songwriting into just under two minutes, “Tanqueray” is the kind of track that gets your blood pumping with a triple dose of adrenaline.