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Tendts – It’s Everywhere EP

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Tendts are two brothers that make “music that you can dance to, or not”. It seems an odd phrase, but aptly explains the duality of the Greek duo. The compositions of Christos and Fotis Papadakis are both emotive and movement inducing, even though they are written and structured with disparate elements that refuse to fall into obvious patterns. They consist of palpitating beats, imaginative textures, seductive melodies and sporadic bursts of treated vocals.

‘It’s Everywhere’ is a concept EP soundtracking Tendts’ intergalatic encounter with The Pleiadians (dimension traversing Nordic aliens to the unenlightened ) at the far edge of the universe. Upon their journey home they brought with them not only costumes, masks and relics of extraterrestrial civilizations, they brought with them the spirits of two great celestial beings, Momongo and Floflolo. Fotis and Christos were the reincarnation of these two and the main purpose of their return was to enlighten the people of Earth about the beginning of the era of the Cosmic Swimmer.

Christos and Fotis have spent a lifetime playing music together, creating sounds and tinkering with instruments in their native Thessaloniki. Some of their earliest joint experiments were included on their first EP, ‘Slow Years’. Three more records followed: a four song 12 ” released on Berlin based Project Mooncircle; a self-released compilation entitled ‘Accept Failure As Part Of The Process’ on which experimental pieces were inspired by their favourite artists (including William S. Burroughs and Joseph Beuys); and more recently their debut LP ‘Cheap Poetry’ on Fair Weather Friends records. They have performed around Europe and shared the stage with names like Death in Vegas, BadBadNotGood, oOoOO, Submerse, and Werkha and have presented their live set in various festivals with the highlight being Sonar Festival as We Are Europe affiliates.

Releases July 7, 2017.

TENDTS – 3431 Years EP

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TENDTS‘ ‘Nora Roth’ is taken from “3431 Years”, out this Friday by Nutty Wombat Records! Limited edition blue tapes with one side printing & remixes from Athens finest Kid Flicks and bonebrokk.

Pre order here: https://nuttywombat.bandcamp.com/album/3431-years-ep

Tendts – Live @ Sónar 2016

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Watch Greek electronic duo Tendts‘ full live performance at Sonar festival 2016! Amazing… ‪#‎wearetendts‬

Tendts – Our Sun (Larry Gus Remix)

Tendts, the Greek duo  consisting of brothers Christos and Fotis Papadakis) unveiled the first glimpse from ‘Cheap Poetry Remixes’ comin’ out this Friday April 1st with the lead single “Our Sun” remixed by “their dearest friend and craziest dude” Larry Gus!

The remix album also includes remixes by the likes of GigantaEcho Canyon, Teams., Dozen Draft, Kid Flicks, Pan Pan. DNte ,Fragile Balloon and Affect. ‘Cheap Poetry Remixes’ will drop on Thessaloniki-based Fair Weather Friends Records. Stay tuned for more soon.

In June Tendts are travelling to Barcelona for Sónar Festival, to perform alongside Ison, at the Reworks Festival stage!

Tendts – Cheap Poetry LP

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Tendts debut album “Cheap Poetry” is finally here! Following a split-EP for Project Mooncircle in 2013, the two brothers from Greece set out to capture the essence of summers long gone. Stream in full below. Out now on Thessaloniki-based Fair Weather Friends Records. Get it here:

Physical: HHV.DE / Juno / Love VinylLotus / Vinyl Microstore / Flashback Records / Cosmos Records / Sister Ray
Digital: Bandcamp /Juno Download / iTunes / Amazon / Spotify

It smells of sand and careless thoughts.
The glow of the stars in the air, the light breeze that swept her hair.
The promises you never kept, your eyes as you watched the Sun set.
It’s bittersweet and wild, like our past…

neologism (from Greek νέο- néo-, “new” and λόγος lógos, “speech, utterance”): a newly created word whose meaning is unknown to others. eg. Tendts
1. Two brothers in a room. Their only link to reality, the view from a window; a reality distorted by a rusty, dusty tent.
2. The Self perceived as a mental exercise; an ever evolving tranformation of thoughts that tend to be an obsession
1+2 Tendts; two words merged in one, or maybe not…

Tendts – Our Sun

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Greek electronica duo Tendts (aka brothers Fotis and Christos Papadakis) unveiled the first track from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Cheap Poetry’. It is called “Our Sun”, an exciting dreamy/melancholic/uptempo imaginary soundtrack to their/our summer childhood vacations.

Tendts’ Cheap Poetry LP is set to drop via Thessaloniki-based FWF Records on September 4th. Pre-order here. Stay tuned for more soon.

neologism (from Greek νέο- néo-, “new” and λόγος lógos, “speech, utterance”): a newly created word whose meaning is unknown to others. eg. Tendts
1. Two brothers in a room. Their only link to reality, the view from a window; a reality distorted by a rusty, dusty tent.
2. The Self perceived as a mental exercise; an ever evolving tranformation of thoughts that tend to be an obsession
1+2 Tendts; two words merged in one, or maybe not…

Tendts – I Met A Girl (Bandrop LIVE Session)

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Bordeleau is a collaborative initiative of creative professionals, who work independently and together, as a unique creative community. Apart from the bar, the co-op includes the bdl design factory (workshop & showroom) and two creative offices (graphic designers monoscopic and moving & still photography studio senselens). Most of the space and furniture are designed and built in-house, while the cocktail menu mostly includes signature cocktails, mixed by Larry White, member of bordeleau’s team and resident mixologist extraordinaire.

Greek duo Tendts‘ (aka brothers Fotis and Christos Papadakis) sound, combining bass atmospheres with organic performance, is very much in tune with bordeleau’s industrial space and grassroots philosophy. Their latest release with Berlin-based label Project Mooncricle has brought them alongside some of the most interesting emerging European electro artists. “I Met A Girl” uses loops as building materials that, added one on top of the other, construct an overwhelming soundscape. We watch them add sound upon sound upon sound and we almost become hypnotised by the repetitive palindromic image captured by the go-pros adjusted on their bodies. We don’t only see what they see, we move with them, perhaps unwillingly, as they perform this laborious creative task. Who said that Meeting a Girl has ever been easy? (L.C.)

Tendts’s Accept Failure As Part Of The Process LP is still available on their Bandcamp page.

Tendts – Accept Failure As Part Of The Process LP

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Electronica outfit Tendts, are two brothers (Fotis & Chris) from Crete, Greece, who are ready to (self-)release a “non album-just some tracks-b sides or flip sides without the a sides” thing, called “Accept Failure As Part Of The Process”. Below you can stream 3 great tracks from this release, which is available for download via name you price on their bandcamp page here. A name to watch for sure!

“Tendts”. What kind of word is that ?

Could it be two words merged into one ? Or was it one from the beginning ? Let’s just say that the idea behind the word came up when two people were writing music in a room. In this particular room the only window that had a view of the outside world was always blocked by a rusty, dusty tent. Was this annoying tent worth becoming their artistic totem ? Maybe. But the one thing sure needed was a change. They had to transform the word into something else. They had to add something else. One letter.

Tent. Tend. TENDTS.