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TEN FÉ – Another Way

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Today Ten Fé unveil one last track ‘Another Way’, from their debut album ‘Hit The Light’.

Says Ben about ‘Another Way’ “We wrote this song in the height of summer in the Black Country and recorded in the depths of winter in Berlin. Like ‘Elodie’ it was influenced a lot by the films we were watching at the time – bleak, expansive portrayals of America. We kept returning to the image of a character stood out in the deserted street of a small town, singing up to the silhouette of a girl in the window.”

The sonic of the Ewan Pearson-produced track is bright and heartening whilst the feel of the song is more desperately emotive. Listen HERE:

Ben Moorhouse and Leo a.k.a Ten Fé released their last single Twist Your Arm, a bluesy-electro-stomper produced by Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), which was NME’s New Music of the Day, Line Of Best Fit’s Song of the Day, Clash-featured and Hype Machine No. 1. ‘Another Way’ was premiered on BBC 6Music in interview with Tom Robinson – listen here (at 30m). The band were awarded the PRS Momentum prize and will be on a world tour in Spring / Summer. They have amassed over 6 million Spotify streams across their first handful of singles and have had 6 singles top 2 of the Hype Machine.

Ten Fé’s debut album ‘Hit The Light’ out on 3 February is an 11-track LP – tracklisting below.

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

‘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 CD and Vinyl album HERE. Pre-order on iTunes HERE and get the lead single ‘Twist Your Arm’ as an instant download.

Ten Fé will be playing live – tickets available HERE:

Ten Fé – Hit The Light LP

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‘Hit The Light’ is the debut album release by Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, aka Ten Fé. The 11 track LP from the London-based duo is due for release on 3 February 2017. This follows the release of their acclaimed singles, ‘Make Me Better’, ‘In The Air’, ‘Elodie’ and ‘Turn’, earlier this year, all hitting no. 2 Hype Machine and amassing over 5 millions Spotify streams.

Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), ‘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”.

The LP takes you on a journey with the band, a monumental road-trip with Ben and Leo sharing the driving as they each take lead on their own compositions.

The first track to be shared from the album – ‘Overflow’ – is an urgent and vibrant electronic-indie track; an emotional, driving, ode to love lost. Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan’s interwoven vocal, guitar and synth lines create a lush bed of harmony through the track. This time Ben takes lead vocal, delivering in a rich baritone how he “waited a while for love to spark, next I know I’m in the dark”, before ending the song on a defiantly optimistic note, that ”love is there so let it overflow again”. Listen to it HERE:

‘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 and iTunes HERE (you will get ‘Elodie’ and ‘Overflow’ as instant grats via itunes).

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

Video: Ten Fé – Turn

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Ten Fé’s ‘Turn’ was a smash online when it dropped last month, hitting no 3 Hype Machine. Today they share the video filmed around their E17 rehearsal space.

Watch here:

In a year since setting out, Ben Moorhouse, Leo Duncan and band have gained real momentum and marked themselves out as one of the UK’s most promising prospects. Previous singles ‘In The Air’ and ‘Elodie’ both reached No. 2 in Hype Machine’s most popular chart and accumulated 4 million Spotify streams, whilst debut single ‘Make Me Better’ was remixed by electronic music legend UNKLE. The band’s hybrid sound of Americana, driving electronics and blissed-out vocal harmonies is finding supporters and fans all over.

With latest single Turn, the London-based band have stripped back and shown us their soulful, woozy side. It’s a track that’s more restrained than earlier singles, with an allure owing to its dusty aesthetic and captivatingly detached vocal. Leo is this time back on lead for a beautifully rendered road-trip record.

Ewan Pearson, who has produced the band’s debut LP, and remixed the likes of Gwenno, Jagwar Ma and Royksopp before delivered an incredible remix of Turn. It was a chugging house rework in his signature style, which made an ecstatic focus of the track’s howling chant.

Turn is the latest glimpse from their forthcoming debut album, produced by Ewan Pearson (M83, Jagwar Ma, The Rapture) over a year’s exile in Berlin, and is set for release at the start of next year on SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS].

Ten Fé play Rough Trade East in London on October 26th as part of Rough Trade’s 40th Birthday and are supporting The Veils at Koko Camden on October 25th. They played the Reeperbahn festival including a packed-out “Best Of” showcase on the Spielbundenplatz.