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
What’s to follow, with all this attention? A 21-date UK & EU tour, of course. Whoa. (Tickets right 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||Barcelona, 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|
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.