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Brighton, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2005

Brighton, United Kingdom
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Alternative Pop




"TENDERHOOKS Devil Rides White Horses (2006)"

TENDERHOOKS Devil Rides White Horses (2006)
Tenderhooks is the alter ego of a singer-songwriter producer who chooses to market his output through a Jim Morrison meets Gorillaz animated character who lives at www.tenderhooks.info.

The first thing you wonder is why? Who the hell is Tenderhooks, where does he come from and what inspires him? All we know is that the music is a fusion of rock, pop, blues, and experimental.

To be honest I was expecting the worst. But there's something about Tenderhooks that is makes you want press the repeat button. It's a potpourri of contradictions. There's strong late sixties influences, but equally you can hear the influences of Oasis and Gorillaz. Mind you, their influences are equally buried in the flower power generation. There's also a very American ‘feel' to many of the lyrics with references to Chevrolettes, 45 pistols and dollar bills.

The title track opens the album with Jim Morrison vocals and Isley Brothers guitars. It wouldn't be out of place as a soundtrack to Vietnam. Jealous Love has Gorillaz vocals – a wonderful hook that has a Doors feel and more wonderful late sixties guitar work. Leave Me Be sounds like Nilsson delivering an Oasis ballad. Get To You is a quirky number with nice backing vocals and more slick guitar work.

It's Then has a Howling Wolf blues feel. Angie is a funky number with soulful female backing vocals and is catchy as hell. Zoot Stick evokes memories of You Put A Spell On Me meeting The Clash. Express Line Lady is pure blues boogie. Brothers & Sisters plays the album out in a wonderfully evocative blues/rock/soul/reggae style.

It's very difficult to express what Tenderhooks is about. It's almost Zappa-esque. There's some great songs, some great delivery. It sounds like everyone else, but no one else. One of the most original and exciting albums I've heard in a long time.

Pete Whalley - Getreadytorock


Devil Rides White Horses 2006
Eco Warrior 2008
Tenderhooks 2010
EP V 2015
Loving Sword April 2016



Tenderhooks are an entertaining live 6 piece band packed with great singalong crowd pleasing original alt/pop/rock/blues tunes.
Their music is in the style of Ian Dury and the Blockheads meets Madness meets Grandaddy meets Ray Charles.
2016 is a very big year for the band as they are releasing their new album called Loving Sword. The music video for the first single from the album called Brighton Is Falling has been lavishly praised and viewed over 20000 on Facebook and Youtube. The second music video for Curtain Twitcher has just been released and is also doing really well.
They are working together with an established PR company that is aiming to get Tenderhooks gigs in Europe and further afield.

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