'Laughing Gas & Apple Pie' is the 3rd studio LP from Tam Vantage. It is a more attacking, energetic and aggressive record than the jangle/shoegaze of 2017's 'Show Me To The Sun' or his 2015 debut album 'Life In High Definition'.
All instruments were played by Tam over the course of 2019-2020. Jesse Williams (Girlatones, Leah Senior) helped record some of the initial tracks, and then the majority was self produced by Tam at home. Mastering was done by Mikey Young (Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Total Control).
'Laughing Gas & Apple Pie' is the culmination of all Tam's previous work. His 10+ years of playing in bands such as Pop Singles, The Stevens, Girlatones, Leah Senior, Permits, Carpet Burn, and Chook Race, among others, has become ingrained in his overall musicality, and the influence of each can be heard. His latest musical aesthetic draws heavily upon 90's noise-rock/grunge/alternative bands, but never loses its melodic counterpart or elaborate instrumentation. His influences of 60's psychedelia, 70's singer-songwriters, and 80's post-punk and lo-fi can all still be heard.