TEN FÉ Share New Single “Twist Your Arm” – Listen

TEN FÉ Share New Single "Twist Your Arm" - Listen
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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’ BELOW

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.”


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 HERE – US 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

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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