Oct 2007 saw tenek release their first EP. Since then, with each new recording the band continued to grow both musically and in the live arena where they have gained a substantial worldwide fanbase. EP2 brings tenek full-circle. It celebrates their beginnings and offers a foretaste of what is ahead for the third tenek album…
Available from Monday 10th October on CD & mp3 EP2 features brand new material from Tenek for 2011. The romantic “What Do You Want?” features none other than Chris Payne on Violin. Chris played with Gary Numan from 1979 to 1989 and contributed the awesome violin solos for such tracks as “Complex”, “The Joy Circuit” and “Cold Warning”.
Also included on the EP is another brand new song “Elusive” and alternate versions of two of the most popular tracks from their current album “On The Wire”. These serve to remind us of how great tenek’s song writing can be and add yet another perspective to some of their best work to date.
What Do You Want? tenek leave it for you to decide…
ON THE WIRE: moving up to higher ground…
Following in the trail of last years critically acclaimed début album Stateless… “On The Wire” sees the return of a more worldly-wise tenek. The songs and sound have stepped up a notch as they continue to mature and experiment with new themes and influences
A lot has happened for the band in the last eighteen months and it shows! Having toured extensively throughout the UK, mainland Europe and Russia with artists such as John Foxx, Gary Numan, The Human League, De/Vision, A Flock Of Seagulls, Iris and Assemblage 23, tenek have grown in confidence and channelled their experiences back into their music.
Credible and satisfying, “On The Wire” has turned up the power and emotion with new songs that are deeply engaging and uplifting. A strong, confident second album of pounding electronic rhythms, driving guitars and simple but powerfully affecting choruses that will be running around inside your head for days….
BLINDED BY YOU: TENEK are back with a new sound…
Tenek in 2010 are invigorated and unstoppable. Back from a major European tour with De/Vision, tenek are already creating a buzz with their new single Blinded By You…
Available from Monday 5th July on CD & mp3, Blinded By You has been road-tested on live audiences over the past few months and has already established itself as one of their most infectious and anthemic crowd pleasers to-date. It has all the elements that you would expect from them. A solid electro groove with nods to the past, present and future and a hook that is simply relentless. Perfectly crafted synth pop which the fans adore, with mass appeal and cross-over potential.
For this release, the song has been reworked in both single and epic extended formats by Shaun Brooks and the single also contains an exclusive b-side Synchronise, (a dead cert to become a live favourite) which in the tradition of all good b-sides shows the band having fun with something a bit leftfield!
The first offering for 2010 and a precursor to the much anticipated new album”On The Wire”, (on general release in September) Blinded By You is screaming vitality and is an essential purchase for fans and new converts alike…
STATELESS: One who exists yet doesn’t belong anywhere…
There will be many that have felt this way, most of us are alienated and lost for most of our lives. Yet we press on and continue to be whoever it is we think we are meant to be.
tenek have fought to be themselves through many different guises (Glasshouse, The Nine, Alien 6). Only now though have they found their true identity and Stateless is their call to arms. A combination of anger, pop, frustration, electronics, bewilderment and sheer determination bark out at you in every song.
The music is gloriously electronic, the songs are contagious, the influences are worn proudly like medals of honour and most importantly the listener is left feeling part of something, something that is no longer Stateless…
The much anticipated debut album from tenek proves that music doesn’t have to be disposable…
SUBMISSION: Echoing guitars, huge bassline, heavy grunge
synths, MASSIVE Numanesque chorus done in a bang up to
date fashion. The song is so catchy, it’s dare we say, almost
‘pop’ and in a good way that will remind you of when pop was
actually bloody good!
Two storming new songs from tenek plus some excellent remixes… all concrete and no filler…
WHERE’S THE TIME?: A slow buzzing pulse with a pounding
beat kick-start this dark electronic power station into action.
Heavily laiden with questions, deep industrial beats, slick
rhythmical noises and an enormous chorus that demands
Where’s the time? A pretty big question if you think about it; and tenek want the answers…
THIS EP: is the original demo CD from the electronic duo, tenek.
Originally pressed as a four track single and later re-issued on the
Toffeetones label, this limited edition rarity has long since sold out
but is now available as a digital download for tenek completists.
Due to publishing issues “Lifeline” has been reluctantly withdrawn
but the bonus, unreleased Louis Gordon remix makes up for it!
The ORIGINAL tenek demo EP for collectors and completists! Now available for download with the added bonus ultra-rare, remix of “If I Should Fall” by electro legend Louis Gordon…
EP2 –> http://www.toffeetones.com/EP2reviews.htm (see also screen shots saved)
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