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Artist Story: How Adam Tan developed their powerful Alt Rock sound

Berlin-based band ADAM TAN prove that powerful alternative rock doesn’t always come from Great Britain or the United States: with their latest album “Elephants”, they further push their own boundaries. ADAM TAN sounds like pure strength!‍

Published on
August 12, 2022

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What's your band/artist name? Can you tell us a little bit about you and your career/projects so far?

Singer Marcus and drummer Marvin almost got into a fight when they first met in music school many years ago. What started as a misunderstanding quickly degenerated into a 4-hour guitar session and a chat about favourite songs and bands. A long journey began with many studio visits, festival appearances, video shoots, radio interviews, arguments and mostly, a lot of love for our band ADAM TAN.

How did you get into music and what were/are your influences?

Our mothers influenced us both musically at an early age, so it was probably the band Queen in particular that laid the foundation for our love of rock music. Bands like Muse and Biffy Clyro (among many others) inspired us when we were young, shaping the sound of our songs.

What has been the most formative experience in your career so far?

Although there have been a number of performances that have been so unforgettably good that they "burned the house down," it's probably working on our album "Elephants." that was the most defining experience, during the first lockdown in the Corona pandemic in 2020. Almost out of defiance, we sat down and within a few months wrote an album, recorded it, shot videos, gave interviews, worked with music promoters - the whole thing. It was very motivating because we managed it so well by ourselves!

Can you tell us about the highs and lows of your music career so far and what you've learnt from them?

There have always been arguments, differences of opinion, bandmates who couldn't or didn't want to go on, lack of discipline and disappointments - as is probably the case in any friendship-work-creative relationship. In the end, whoever is meant to stay together stays together and you make the best of it, at least as long as you feel good about the project.

Check out Adam Tan's first ever MusicHub release "Famous Fifteen Minutes" on all platforms.

How did you hear about MusicHub and why did you choose our platform to distribute your music?

As a GEMA member, I came across the MusicHub project relatively early on through a newsletter and was then accepted as a beta tester for the platform. We released our album "Elephants." via MusicHub and were very satisfied with the easy-to-use interface and the reliable support from team.

What goals do you still have to achieve? What are your plans for the future?

We obviously want to make more music, see where it takes us and what we're capable of. You always learn something new: about yourself, about the whole business and about the music.

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