Dear Tenement look to make their mark


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Glaswegian-based indie rockers Dear Tenement only formed this year and are looking to set their mark.

The five-piece cut their teeth working with a range of well-established artists so they already have the musical pedigree.

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 December 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 five-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.

Consisting of long melodies laced and a melancholic Glasgow accent, the debut single ‘Whole’ is a guitar-driven anthemic rock track with huge choruses. The songsmithery blends the raw lyricism that has become synonymous with Scottish Indie music together with the warmth of massive festival sing-along hooks.

The line-up of this band shows a promising start both in terms of lyricism and the ability to deliver an engaging and impressive live show. ‘Whole’ is the first track off the forthcoming debut EP.


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