Tones on Tail's music is psychedelic/surrealist with a heavy English gothic rock vibe. It is textural and introspective and exhibits Ash's characteristically clean production. The band made a point of having each song sound as different as possible. In concert, the band sported all-white as a reaction to Bauhaus's all-black look. They never achieved a large following, though the track "Go!" is a retro dance club staple and a frequent addition to 80's music compilations.
The band Television produce a similar style of music, particularly the Marquee Moon album.