Straight from the Queen's womb, placenta in hand, TAT gate crashed the UK underground, sold 10,000 records independently, took the money, shacked up with US producers Russ-T Cobb (The Academy Is.., Sevendust, Hot Hot Heat etc) and Dean Dichoso in October and recorded their debut album due out Oct 28th in stores everywhere in the US and Canada!
Why an American? Why the US? It all started with an accidental month on the US Warped tour where the band, who originally set out to play 8 dates, were offered the rest of the tour totalling 28 dates, scoring them some great interest and opportunities including support tours with The Bouncing Souls, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, and NOFX round the UK and Europe which they were lucky enough to get thanks to the bands themselves.
2006 - 2007 was certainly year and a half for the band, but it was not their first. TAT have been churning out hits for 4 years!
"When we got together as the 3 piece we are today, 4 years ago, getting signed just wasn’t a priority... we had to get good first." says Tatiana DeMaria the bands’ front woman and songwriter.
And that they did! Playing over 200 hundred shows including supports with The Offspring, Therapy?, an arena tour of Poland, playing Reading Festival 2004 and Download Festival 2005 earning them some great reviews and new friends at radio in the UK and Europe including BBC Radio 1's Steve Lemacq and XFM's Ian Camfield. Their debut single - Peace Sex and Tea charted in the UK's top 100 as did their second single; Pessimist live from Reading festival, which entered the UK BBC Rock Chart at no 18.
TAT kicked off 2008 performing at SXSW, Austin Texas for the Warped/ AP Int'l showcase in March followed by a touring stint with Bad Religion in California.
Gearing up for their debut album release in North America and Canada, TAT continued to tour with 2 months on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, incorporating shows with Evergreen Terrace on their days off and a 'live in the studio performance' at Denver CO's KTCL - AREA 93.3. This was all alongside the release of their Pre- Album EP 'This is...TAT' which was picked up by KTCL during Warped becoming the 3rd most requested song by phone at the station 3 weeks later.
TAT ended the summer with 2 weeks supporting the legendary Alice Cooper and took the US fall by the horns with another 2 months on the North American and Canadian roads, this time supporting Lagwagon and MXPX.
The band's debut album 'Soho Lights' was finally released in the US and Canada on October 28th 2008. They will be returning Stateside to tour and promote the album in 2009, starting with the confirmation of TAT's participation on all of the Vans Warped Tour 2009.