Ten Fé

Hailing from London, England, Ten Fé are an English alternative indie pop duo known for their nostalgic, hook-laden synth leads, sorrowful vocals, and atmospheric, ethereal guitar work.

Made up of musicians Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, the two met at a house party in Haringey, London and instantly established a rapport due to their similar music tastes. The friendship grew and the pair began busking. With a shared penchant for shoegaze and dream pop, the two eventually began working on their own material together. Originally operating under the moniker "Fé," the duo released their first single, “Time,” in 2013 via Bad Life Records to a rapturous response online. The track earned praise from BBC 6Music and Lauren Laverne, ultimately leading to them performing in-session at BBC Maida Vale with Rob Da Bank. This paved the way to more gigs and performances at The Great Escape Festival and Bestival. After cementing their status as a magnetic live act, they released the 50/50 EP, produced by Luke Smith (Depeche Mode, Foals). The duo ultimately decided to relocate to the thriving, artistic streets of Berlin to continue making music. It was there that the band made the decision to change their name to "Ten Fé," explaining that the change reflected their newly felt sense of growth and artistic confidence. They got to work on their debut full-length with producer Ewan Pearson (M83, Jagwar Ma). During the latter half of 2016, Ten Fé began to release album tracks online as teasers of what was to come; tracks "Make Me Better," "Elodie," and "Overflow" were released to widespread acclaim. The tracks received comparisons to Britain’s Madchester scene of the late '80s and early '90s, and the work of Richard Ashcroft and the Verve due to their use of majestic strings, celestial guitar work, and electronically tinged percussion. In particular, "Make Me Better" received much praise, not least for its remix by British electronic outfit UNKLE. Their full-length album, Hit the Light, was released in early 2017. ~ Rob Wacey, Rovi

Do you have the Spotify app?