LISTEN: Ten Fé share new single ‘Twist Your Arm’ / debut album ‘Hit The Light’ out February 3rd

LISTEN: Ten Fé share new single ‘Twist Your Arm’ / debut album ‘Hit The Light’ out February 3rd

TEN FÉ

Release new single ‘Twist Your Arm’

Debut album, ‘Hit The Light’ released February 3rd

SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS]

 

Today Ten Fé reveal ‘Twist Your Arm’, the Ewan Pearson-produced lead single from their debut album ‘Hit The Light’.

“We came to Ewan with what is basically an old, bluesy-type tune” says Leo Duncan about ‘Twist Your Arm’, “slide guitars, chain-gang backing vocals, gospel piano – and Ewan took it in a Weatherall / Primal Scream / Screamadelica direction, which was fine by us cos that was why we wanted to work with him! And he preserved enough of the original vibe for it to still feel kind of rootsy.”

Listen HERE.

The track is the perfect example of the analogue-meets-digital vibe that Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, aka Ten Fé had going on during their album sessions with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture) in Berlin last year. With two lead singers and songwriters, each with their own distinct voice and songwriting style – and Ewan’s trademark pulsating electronic grooves underscoring this and the rest of the forthcoming LP – it’s characteristic of the band’s songs that they bend fluidly between one style and another.

It is perhaps of little surprise that Ten Fe’s debut album ‘Hit The Light’, due out 3 February 2017, is marked by its diversity. Each track on ‘Hit The Light’ stands independently, whilst the overall experience is balanced by the accomplished interplay between style and song. Their mix of Americana with darker, driving electronics, and vocal harmonies make the London band genuinely stand out.

The 11 track LP follows the release of their acclaimed singles, ‘Make Me Better’, ‘In The Air’, ‘Elodie’ and ‘Turn’, last year, all hitting no. 2 Hype Machine and amassing over 6 million Spotify streams as well as a cover of Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy .NUXX’ in December which was also a Hype Machine no. 2 most popular.
Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson, ‘Hit The Light’ is a highly accomplished album with a captivating concoction of styles. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and the band’s signature energetic mix of Americana, Manchester baggy and soulful vocals.

Named ‘Hit The Light’ after the big theme of the album: coming from dark into light; an act of renewal.  The album is the result of 4 long years’ of work, which has led them from busking on the London Underground, through a bedroom in Birmingham, to eventually recording in Berlin. The depth of their relationship, creative and personal, has seen them through. It’s no coincidence the name of this band means “Have faith”.

‘Hit The Light’ will be available through SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS] on CD (SKL004CD), Digital (SKL004DA1) and the LP version is a double vinyl LP (SKL004LP). Pre-order the album through Ten Fé’s store HERE. Pre-order on iTunes HERE and get ‘Elodie’ and ‘Overflow’ as instant downloads.

Tracklisting:
1. Overflow
2. Turn
3. Elodie
4. Twist Your Arm
5. Another Way
6. In The Air
7. Don’t Forget
8. Follow
9. Make Me Better
10. Burst
11. July Rain
Ten Fé will be playing live as follows – tickets available HERE

Thu 23 February 2017 Rotterdam, NL V11
Sat 25 February 2017 Amsterdam, NL Sugar Factory
Mon 27 February 2017 Aarhus, DK Atlas
Tue 28 February 2017 Copenhagen, DK Ideal Bar @ Vega
Fri 03 March 2017 Hamburg, DE Nochtspeicher
Sat 04 March 2017 Berlin, DE Privatclub
Sun 05 March 2017 Cologne, DE Studio 672
Wed 08 March 2017 Brighton, UK Green Door Store
Thu 09 March 2017 London, UK Oslo
Fri 10 March 2017 Bristol, UK Louisiana
Sat 11 March 2017 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun 12 March 2017 Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds
Wed 15 March 2017 Liverpool, UK Buyer’s Club
Thu 16 March 2017 Nottingham, UK Bodega
Fri 17 March 2017 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
Sat 18 March 2017 Leeds, UK Headrow House
Sun 19 March 2017 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
Fri 24 March 2017 Paris, FR Le Pop Up du Label
Sat 25 March 2017 Bacelona, ES Razzmatazz
Thu 30 March 2017 Madrid, ES Siroco
Fri 31 March 2017 Vigo, ES Radar Studios
Sat 01 April 2017 Gijón, ES Gijón Sound Festival

Ten Fé have also revealed the album artwork, designed by Daren Newman. The sun orb in the painting is the original source of light, growth and symbol of faith; themes that are explored on the album.

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LISTEN: Ten Fé share new single ‘Twist Your Arm’ / debut album ‘Hit The Light’ out February 3rd