Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Glasgow, Scotland's Dear Tenement soar on the intimate and anthemic "Whole"

Whole, the first track off of Dear Tenement's forthcoming debut EP, feels purely wrought. It is both intimate and big sounding building to a crescendo amidst upfront guitars, a passionate vocal performance, full drums and bass and a kind of Farfisa-esque organ line that sort of anchors the track in a small kind of way. That brilliant decision to use that organ sound instead of using walls of synths or strings makes the song feel real and earnest and yet in the end Whole feels inspired in an anthemic "hold lighters to the sky" sort of way just the same (as it should be). 

The Glasgow, Scotland 5 piece rockers plan on dropping their debut EP early in 2019.

Robb Donker


Dear Tenement frontman Gordy Clarke has a wealth of experience working with a range of artists including Sufjan Stevens. Gordy recently played with Paul Russell's Human Pyramids and shortly after the release of the album 'Home' in Dec 2017, the pair began the blueprint for Dear Tenement's debut EP.
Adding to this band's experience is both the drummer (Rory Clark) and guitarist (Tom Brogan) from Glasgow 5-piece 'The Low Miffs' who before disbanding, recorded and toured with Malcolm Ross (Joseph K/Orange Juice/Aztec Camera). Dear Tenement's final addition is Liam Thomas; frontman, guitarist and songwriter for Jack Butler, whose extremely well received debut album 'Fit the Paradigm' earned album of the Month on BBC Introducing.

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