Ten Fé – Turn
Turning heads, turn on its head, turn over a new leaf. Turn is the new single from Ten Fé, a London-based indie duo. And their single turned my head with its twangy guitar melding with electronica. Americana meets Berlin’s electronics. That Ewan Pearson (Rapture, Depeche Mode, Jagwar Ma) is the producer does rather explain things.
Ten Fé are new to me. Their indie thing is not the sort what I’d normally feature. But this Americana shoegaze electronica with it’s vocal of lost lament and blissed out harmonies and approach is quite captivating. The trick Ewan pulls off is to give the guitar such reverb that it almost ends up as electronics and using the bass line to engage the hips as well as the heart. As the song says “I’ve run out of cheeks to turn.”
The 7″ of this comes with a Ewan Pearson remix. This eschews a radical remake in favour of upping the place of the bass line in the mix and maxing out on the blissed harmonies. This gives something the equal of, if not better than, the original.
Pre-order the 7” which includes the Ewan Pearson remix from Rough Trade – www.roughtrade.com/albums/106683
Blurb: New single ‘Turn’ by Ten Fé. The band’s hybrid sound of lazy Americana, driving electronics and blissed-out vocal harmonies is finding supporters and fans all over.
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.
‘Turn’ is out now 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 the Neighbourhood festival in Manchester on October 8th. They play the Reeperbahn festival and a number of European dates this autumn
Produced and mixed by Ewan Pearson
Available on Spotify – open.spotify.com/album/7Ku3DsiK0w6RE1TXzaGYdc
And iTunes – itunes.apple.com/gb/album/turn-single/id1144636893