Conceived following a meeting between Patton and guitarist Duane Denison, Tomahawk is probably the closest thing resembling a straight-up rock band in Patton’s canon.
And that says a lot, seeing as Tomahawk’s third LP, Anonymous, was largely based on Indigenous Native American song-structures. And that’s just Tomahawk. They evolved from a sludgy, dirty beast on their self-titled 2001 debut to a fully-fledged, pop-laden Nick Cave mutant hit machine with 2013’s Oddfellows, their fourth and, as of present, latest outing, also introducing Patton’s long time collaborator Trevor Dunn into the band.
In 2013, Tomahawk rocked up to Reading and Leeds festivals and played an incredible version of Captain Midnight. It was glorious. We want to see it again.