Oliver Tank combines real instruments with computers to create heartfelt soundscapes so vivid they could only be dreamed of. Hailing from Sydney, but appealing to a worldwide audience his sound combines a love of hip-hop with ambient electronics.
He burst onto the scene in early 2011 and has since risen from obscurity to be at the forefront of Australia’s electronic scene. But don't be fooled by his steady rise, he's no stranger to the game, having played music in various forms since he was young.
Dreams is Oliver Tank’s debut EP, released in late 2011, it received with critical praise around the globe and established him as an artist to watch.
NPR in the US featured the EP in their “Top 5 Bandcamp Albums of 2011”. With heavy radio support everyone locally from Triple J, Sydney’s FBi and Melbourne’s RRR to internationals XFM, BBC1 and KEXP. XFM added the single ‘Last Night I Heard Everything in Slow Motion’ to playlist. Radio heavy weights, Mary Anne Hobbs and Huw Stephens are also big fan's giving the EP spins on their respective XFM and BBC1 shows.
The last year has been filled with many victories, which include: winning FBi's Northern Lights competition which saw him flown over to Iceland to perform at Airwaves Festival, a place in Triple J's “Next Crop”, being nominated for an FBi SMAC Award in the “Next Big Thing” category and Get Up using his single in their viral marriage equality campaign, racking up over 5 million views in the first week.
Fast forward to 2012 and Oliver Tank recently returned from a successful trip to the UK where he performed at The Great Escape and dropped by XFM to record a coveted XFM session. Upon arriving on home soil he dived straight back in with a sold out national tour. Due to overwhelming demand in Melbourne, there were 3 sold out shows at Northcote Social Club.
He’s also landed some incredible support slots this year, having just wound up support for Lana Del Rey on her Splendour in the Grass sideshows. He’s also supported Active Child, Youth Lagoon, Bonobo, Julia Stone and Megan Washington at the Sydney Opera House at this years Sydney Festival.