Saturday, 21 January 2017

TEN TOMBS – SINGLE REVIEW

Ten Tombs – Saccharine 
Ten Tombs - Saccharine


Release Date: Out Now

Now, I know what you’re thinking; Cheltenham isn’t your traditional hot bed of musical talent but nevertheless that’s where feisty quartet Ten Tombs are based so we’ve got to believe there’s something happening there. The band’s new single ‘Saccharine’ is an instantly lively indie-rock romp that would work on mainstream radio but has a dark underside that gives this artistic kudos. The smooth, almost funky guitars blend with a grumbling bass and grungy vocal to create a slacker vibe with enough nous to remember the importance of melody. Ten Tombs could be lumped in with the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen but for me there’s something more edgy, more youthful here that suggests they could come up with something really vital if they just get drunk enough. Youth, energy, a smattering of talent and a singing bassist – now that’s a combination that could light up any town, even Cheltenham.



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