Prism Tats is the psych/post-punk project helmed by South African transplant Garett van der Spek.
Originally from Durban, South Africa, van der Spek grew up playing in local bands and working on solo projects, then later relocated to the U.S. and settled in Seattle. He founded Prism Tats and signed to Anti- after moving to LA, then spent a year on the road in North America, including support slots with indie-rock icons like Guided By Voices and Nada Surf.
The band’s releases (the 2016 debut album Prism Tats and 2017 EP 11:11) match an understated emotional depth with intense sonic complexity, the more recent and upcoming recordings having resulted from sessions with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall) in Woodhouse’s Sacramento studio.
New Prism Tats music will be released in 2018.