Ten Fé, “Twist Your Arm”

Michael Brummett

Credit Imogen Love

Background

Ten Fé has run into unprecedented success in 2016. Feb. 2017 brings Hit The Light, their full-length album, which they’ve been teasing, track by track this Fall.

In teasing this release, five of their singles have hit no. 2 on Hype Machine — FIVE.

Not to mention a couple people listening to them on Spotify (6 million streams…).

“Twist Your Arm” is an incredible Monday tune. With Leo on vocal, Ben on the slide, a gospel choir of mates and Ewan Pearson’s pulsating electronics taking it down a Weatherall / Screamadelica route, it’s a real stomper.

How did the band put it together? Should’ve asked them:

“We came to Ewan (Ewan Pearson, producer) with what is basically an old, bluesy-type tune. Slide guitars, chain-gang backing vocals, gospel piano – and Ewan took it in a Weatherall / Primal Scream / Screamadelica direction, which was fine by us [because] 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.” -Leo Duncan, Ten Fé

Tour Dates

What’s to follow, with all this attention? A 21-date UK & EU tour, of course. Whoa. (Tickets right 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 2017Barcelona, ESRazzmatazz
Thu30 March 2017Madrid, ESSiroco
Fri31 March 2017Vigo, ESRadar Studios
Sat01 April 2017Gijón, ESGijón Sound Festival

Support (& Preorder)

Interested in the Feb. 3rd release of Hit The Light? (We definitely are. Genuinely so.) You can preorder the album on iTunes and through their store (likely gives more to the artist than iTunes..). Also, Facebook.

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