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


Release new single ‘Twist Your Arm’

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



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.

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

Thu23 February 2017Rotterdam, NLV11
Sat25 February 2017Amsterdam, NLSugar Factory
Mon27 February 2017Aarhus, DKAtlas
Tue28 February 2017Copenhagen, DKIdeal Bar @ Vega
Fri03 March 2017Hamburg, DENochtspeicher
Sat04 March 2017Berlin, DEPrivatclub
Sun05 March 2017Cologne, DEStudio 672
Wed08 March 2017Brighton, UKGreen Door Store
Thu09 March 2017London, UKOslo
Fri10 March 2017Bristol, UKLouisiana
Sat11 March 2017Cardiff, UKClwb Ifor Bach
Sun12 March 2017Birmingham, UKHare & Hounds
Wed15 March 2017Liverpool, UKBuyer’s Club
Thu16 March 2017Nottingham, UKBodega
Fri17 March 2017Manchester, UKSoup Kitchen
Sat18 March 2017Leeds, UKHeadrow House
Sun19 March 2017Glasgow, UKBroadcast
Fri24 March 2017Paris, FRLe Pop Up du Label
Sat25 March 2017Bacelona, ESRazzmatazz
Thu30 March 2017Madrid, ESSiroco
Fri31 March 2017Vigo, ESRadar Studios
Sat01 April 2017Gijón, ESGijón 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