London-based electronic duo James Cullen and Dan Cobb initially formed Tender as a humble bedroom project in 2015.
The fruits of their labor materialized into a number of songs that they then self-released. They subsequently enjoyed hundreds of thousands of plays on SoundCloud with their slick R&B-inflected tracks. Emboldened by their early success, Cullen and Cobb began putting together their first EP, Armour, which was released in 2015. They upped their output the following year with two further extended plays, EP II and EP III. Tender eventually signed to Brooklyn- and London-based independent label Partisan Records, which would release their debut record. Modern Addiction arrived in 2017, and was preceded by the singles "Erode" and "Nadir." ~ Bekki Bemrose