Sunday, 3 January 2016
New Music: Tender - Afternoon
Last year a whole bunch of blogs picked up on a new London two-piece called Tender but for one reason or another (mainly real life) I never got round to listening to their debut EP until today, when the first song from their second release appeared on line. Just one play of Afternoon was enough to send me scuttling off to see what I had been missing. The answer was something akin to a heavily blissed-out version of Jungle, with songs rich in spacey smoothness and chilled to the max beats and grooves. This music that sounds like it comes straight from the bedroom, it’s that dreamy and languid. Forget Netflix and chill, now it’s going to be going round for some Tender.
According to the duo’s short bio Tender make sweet music in their basement, are called Dan and James and are lifelong friends. Enjoy the ear seduction-shoegaze-synthsex of Afternoon below and then take a listen to their debut EP which is streaming on the likes of Spotify.
Tender - Afternoon