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TEN FÉ Share New Single “Twist Your Arm” + Album Out in February

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 to ‘Twist Your Arm’ 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 February 3, 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, amassing over 6 million Spotify streams. The band recently released a cover of Underworld‘s ‘Born Slippy .NUXX‘ – LISTEN HERE.

Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Recordsin 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 HEREUS Dates to be announced soon.


23 February 2017

Rotterdam, NL



25 February 2017

Amsterdam, NL

Sugar Factory


27 February 2017

Aarhus, DK



28 February 2017

Copenhagen, DK

Ideal Bar @ Vega


03 March 2017

Hamburg, DE



04 March 2017

Berlin, DE



05 March 2017

Cologne, DE

Studio 672


08 March 2017

Brighton, UK

Green Door Store


09 March 2017

London, UK



10 March 2017

Bristol, UK



11 March 2017

Cardiff, UK

Clwb Ifor Bach


12 March 2017

Birmingham, UK

Hare & Hounds


15 March 2017

Liverpool, UK

Buyer’s Club


16 March 2017

Nottingham, UK



17 March 2017

Manchester, UK

Soup Kitchen


18 March 2017

Leeds, UK

Headrow House


19 March 2017

Glasgow, UK



24 March 2017

Paris, FR

Le Pop Up du Label


25 March 2017

Bacelona, ES



30 March 2017

Madrid, ES



31 March 2017

Vigo, ES

Radar Studios


01 April 2017

Gijón, ES

Gijón Sound Festival

Ten Fé can also reveal 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.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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