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Members Of Palma Violets And The Big Moon Form New Band Gently Tender, Share Debut Single

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Photo: Louise Latimer

Former members of Palma Violets and the Big Moon's Celia Archer have formed a new band called Gently Tender.

Archer is joined in the group by Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle, along with guitarist Adam Brown. Head below to listen to their debut single, 2 Chords Good, which will be released as a limited edition 7" through Big Score.

The inspiration for the track came from a pub conversation Fryer had with his friend Juliette in 2016. He said:

“The song is essentially me replaying that moment in my mind, and almost kicking myself about my average and weak response [‘Probably yeah’] to her question, ‘Are you going to put some more chords on your new album?’” He continues, “The song is me talking to myself … and making excuses like I was feeling ‘kinda stressed that day’. I had been suffering with anxiety at the time of the meeting, but as I gradually formulate what the answer should have been, I cultivate pictures in my mind of visions and scenes that move me; memories of ‘golden evenings’ and ‘sunlit canals’ and songs that I have loved.” Ultimately, ‘2 Chords Good’ is about celebrating the beauty and simplicity of things in an emotionally challenging time when one tends to overthink. As Sam rounds off, “As long as they are the right chords to get what you want to say out, its all fine.”

The quintet will play headline London show at the Lexington on September 26. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £6.00 plus fees.

Gently Tender Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed September 26 2018 - LONDON Lexington

Click here to compare & buy Gently Tender Tickets at Stereoboard.com.





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