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Ten Fé Announce New Album, Share New Track + Plot U.S. Tour Dates

Acclaimed British band Ten Fé have announced their brand new album FuturePerfect, Present Tense, due for release on Some Kinda Love/PIAS on March 8, 2019. They’ve shared a taste of the album in brand new track “Won’t Happen”alongside a visual shot in Maçàs de Dona Maria, Portugal. Watch the video and listen to the song HERE.

The band have also announced their biggest-yet tour of the UK, Europe & US in Spring 2019- all dates below. More US cities are being added soon.

The story of Ten Fé is a love story, of sorts. For the songwriters at the centre of it –Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan – the band is the eventual realisation of two respective careers spent navigating the bumpy terrain of the music industry. Both have been in bands before, some successful, some less so, until in each-other they finally found a musical partnership built on a deeper understanding.

Leo Duncan is from Britain’s Black Country area of the Midlands – the ‘armpit of England’, he jokes – raised in an Irish household, steeped in a tradition of folk singing. Ben Moorhouse is from East London and found his musical feet at school – picking up a guitar, and moving through Britpop into psychedelia and then jazz as he progressed through his teenage years and onto a Royal Academy music degree. They met around the time Ben was enjoying success playing bass in indie outfit Golden Silvers and the pair began working together on the side-lines. Between busking on the London underground, they wrote songs in each-other’s bedrooms, and eventually in 2015 started releasing music in their own right. Ten Fé was formed. Their debut album Hit the Light arrived in early-2017 and received widespread acclaim, with many music critics drawing comparisons to Britain’s Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s and Springsteen-esque Americana. It struck a chord, enjoying in excess of 30 million streams on Spotify and inspiring sold out shows in the UK, America, and Europe.

They felt a renewed sense of confidence when it came to writing the ever-daunting follow up. They set up shop in a vacant driving licence office in East London where the majority of the writing has been done. As they neared the end of the process, they took their collection of songs and the rest of the expanded Ten Fé band – Rob Shipley, Johnny Drain and Alex Hammond – to Oslo, Norway where they tracked the record before returning to London to finish it off with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Petite Noir, Anna of the North) and have it mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Amen Dunes).

All attention is now focused on the resultant record – Future Perfect, PresentTense. It is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought them to this point, and all they’ve left behind in getting there. Already introduced by first single“Not Tonight”, and now brand-new offering “Won’t Happen”; an early standout which bounces with a lithe groove while Leo Duncan, on vocals, laments and repents for his past indiscretions.

Translated into English, Ten Fé is the Spanish for “have faith”. New album title “Future Perfect, Present Tense” conveys further their commitment to the cause and a reminder of their unwavering optimism. Both of these mottos are apt for the pair of songwriters – a band who’ve learnt to trust each-other, and know the rest will follow.

You can pre-order Future Perfect, Present Tense HERE

Listen to “Won’t Happen” HERE

Listen to “Not Tonight” HERE

Details of the band’s tour are HERE

Keep up with Ten Fé on Facebook

TOUR DATES:

USA

19-Mar @ NY,NY, Bowery Ballroom

30-Mar @ Chicago,IL, Schubas

31-Mar @Minn, MN, 7th Street Entry

09-Apr @ Los Angeles,CA, Troubadour

11-Apr @San Fran, CA,The Independent

13-Apr @ Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge

14-Apr @ Vancouver, Biltmore Cabaret

15-Apr @ Seattle, WA, Barboza

EUROPE

UK

15-Nov @ London, Islington Assembly Hall

27-Nov @ Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

28-Nov @ Manchester, The Deaf Institute

25-Apr @ Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s

26-Apr @ Newcastle, Think Tank

27-Apr @ Leeds, Headrow House

29-Apr @ Nottingham,Rough Trade

30-Apr @ Bristol,The Louisiana

01-May@ Brighton, Hope & Ruin

Europe

04-May @ Paris, FR, Pont FMR

05-May @ Antwerp, BE, Trix

07-May @ Zurich, CH, Papierzaal

09-May @ Vienna, AT, B72

10-May @ Prague,CZ,Cafévs Lese

11-May @ Berlin,DE,Musik Frieden

13-May @ Hamburg, DE, Molotow

14-May @ Cologne,DE, Studio 672

15-May @ Nijmegen, NL, Merleyn

16-May @ Rotterdam, NL, Rotown

17-May @ Utrecht, NL, EKKO

18-May @Amsterdam,NL,Bitterzoet

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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