TENDER+ SPILT MILK SOCIETY

London duo Tender’s debut album, Modern Addiction, listens like catharsis. From orgasm, to break-up, to silence, the record breaths closure to a relationship that has intensified, shattered, and healed. It is young, cold, urban, lonely, and an intrinsically modern look at the irrepressible desire to maintain a love, be it destined or doomed.

James Cullen and Dan Cobb’s debut full length, due out later in 2017 out on Partisan Records, explores the phenomenon of comfort and compulsion that is addiction, via a pop record about a relationship. Cullen frames familiar feelings for us to relate to and digest, but simultaneously undermines their presence, leaving the listener holding the same hollow heart that he carried through his addiction. Cobb’s soaring synths and progressive percussion are waxed and shined by the album’s sleek club mix, and the juxtaposition with Cullen’s lyrics is heartbreaking.

Cullen and Cobb formed Tender in 2015, as the bedroom project of two flatmates tired of the design-by-committee nature of larger musical groups. Two years and three EPs later, Tender now have tens of millions of streams across Soundcloud, Spotify and YouTube and have enjoyed Hype Machine‘s #1 spot several times with several different tracks.

Tender Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Violence’ below:


Plus support from SPILT MILK SOCIETY

Spilt Milk Society are a 5-piece band from the Midlands making indie/rock music. Starting out at house parties and building up an online presence of over 16,000 monthly listeners and half a million total streams; they have been described by the likes of Fred Perry Subculture as one of Birmingham’s brightest future bands. The Spilt Milk boys have done live sessions for Pirate Studios, BBC Introducing West Midlands and BBC Introducing Shropshire.

Past shows include sold out hometown headline performances at the O2 Institute, The Sunflower Lounge and The Rainbow Courtyard as well as appearing at The Great Escape Festival 2017, hand picked by Steve Lamaq to play on the BBC introducing Stage. Spilt Milk Society have supported the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club’s newest musical endeavour Toothless, Trudy and the Romance, The Blinders and Ivory Wave.

Following the release of ‘Voices’, the band follow up with their next single ‘She Tastes Like Summer’ released on July 11th on HolyHowl.

Spilt Milk Society Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Voices’ below: