TEN-79 have just released their debut album, ‘Love, Life and Lies’, and were kind enough to let me have a sneak preview.
Originating from the York area, the five-piece band have a clear influence from 90s rock bands such as R.E.M, Stereophonics and Radiohead – but happier. Their tones are a blend of rock and alternative indie guitar bands, while the vocals are clear and warm. The mix of acoustic and electric on their tracks gives a depth often missed by other indie rock bands, and they deliver with well-produced confidence.
Consistently ranking #1 for the rock genre in the area on ReverbNation, it’s easy to see why their following is picking up speed. Alongside seemingly endless gigging, their album is faultless on every track. Standout songs include Happens Every Day, and the riff-bound Screaming Inside My Head which allow for some great solos, while The Gathering sounds as if it could come straight from an R.E.M album.
You can buy “Love, Life and Lies’ on Amazon or iTunes - plus 50% of non-album track Passing On Passion go to the charity Love Hope Strength. Follow TEN-79 on Twitter to keep ahead of their gig news to see these guys live.