TV NEWS: We’re pleased to announce that tenek (aka Peter Steer and Geoff Pinckney), along with their PR Mgr – Cheri Freund, were all invited to participate in this PBS Special series “Any Road with Brick Briscoe” broadcasting in the USA (*see additional details below). An hour special called “Music is Dead” – parts One and Two – where the host introduces some amazing music related folks from various corners of the world.
[Aired on Jan. 21st, 2021 at 7p Central on WNINTV]. Parts three – five will air February 11th, 2021. Check your local PBS stations for presentation dates/times within your state.
**NOTE: The show will be available to stream worldwide on PBS around February 10th!”
Artwork and Design by Cheri Freund. Cover art initially conceived by Greg Rolfes.
We have some interesting release news for you! On Friday 6th November we will be releasing something a little different for us which is an instrumental version of our 3rd album ‘Smoke & Mirrors‘.
Several people had mentioned the idea to us and when we had the album mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx in San Francisco back in 2015, we also had the tracks mastered as instrumentals as a useful tool for getting the music put forward for inclusion in TV and films in the future. Listening back to them recently, it became apparent that they stand up extremely well as pieces of music in their own right. Of course, it may not be of interest to those who prefer the vocal versions but we thought it would be a nice option. There is also a fab alternative cover which has been given a new twist by Cheri Freund for this release. There will be no pre-release instead, it will become available immediately on Friday 6th November as that is the next available ‘Bandcamp Friday’ where BC waive their revenue share to assist musicians in these difficult and strange times. We’d also like to thank you for supporting the recent EP2 re-release, it was very encouraging to see and hear so many people discover and enjoy the songs! We hope you are all well and enjoy the instrumental album.
The long-awaited and critically acclaimed ‘EP2‘ has been brought back from the tenek vault!
September 2020 brings the re-release of tenek’s second EP, ‘EP2’ [originally released by Toffeetones in October 2011] but has not been available on any digital platform since 2017. This EP has now been made available once again to the public in DIGITAL format ONLY via the band’s imprint label (Alien Six Productions).
We just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been pre-ordering EP2, we really appreciate your support! Even though we are still busy working on our other projects away from tenek, it is very important to us that our complete back catalogue that was regained in 2017 gets reissued on all digital platforms. There are still more releases to come which are the ‘Where’s The Time?‘ and ‘Submission‘ singles. These will be minus the remixes from Shaun Brooks (Toffeetones) as he will not let us use any of them or the original artwork which is a shame. We may join the two releases together to make them better value for money and there may be a bonus track(s) as with EP2.
There have also been some early discussions about a rarities EP or album, probably for Bandcamp only, we had loads of different versions of tracks plus early demos and even some plain daft things too! It will require a bit of sifting through the archives but will be intriguing to see what we find? Please let us know if this is something you might be interested in seeing happen.
We also hope you enjoyed the new ‘Chameleon‘ track that was released on the final Electronic Saviors compilation album (ES6) which was our first new material in 4 years. All proceeds go to a very worthy cause.
We hope that you enjoy the bonus track on EP2, something a little different, and an insight into some of the ways we tried to write and record back in the day!
NEWS: tenek are pleased to announce that we have a NEW and unreleased track called ‘Chameleon’ featuring on the last of the Electronic Saviors compilations which is AVAILABLE NOW! Help spread the word for this worthy cause. -Tenek and crew
Another fan favourite from the tenek vault has been brought back. tenek’s critically acclaimed second album ‘On the Wire’ has now been made available once again to the public in DIGITAL format ONLY via the band’s imprint label (Alien Six Productions) to include such singles as: ‘Blinded By You’ and ‘Higher Ground’ … among many other fan favourites + a bonus trackContinue reading “On the Wire – Digital Re-Release ” »
We’ve appreciated all the ongoing support you’ve given and we felt it was about time to start sharing some of the exciting news that’s been stirring behind the scenes.
As some of you know, tenek are taking a bit of a hiatus. Things may seem quiet on the outside, but that’s definitely not the case! We’re pleased to announce that in late 2018, tenek have some of their music signed up with a couple US-based publishers for film & television. Also, some of you have been making enquiries regarding availability of their back catalogue, so we will be making another announcement about that as well in the not too distant future. Continue reading “What’s S.U.P.? [March, 2019]” »
tenek is pleased to announce participation, along with an impressive list of names you might just recognize! Featuring an exclusive mix of ‘What Do You Want?’ by tenek. Amour Records / Minos EMI / Universal Music in collaboration with Undo Records are to release a 2CD compilation compiled by THE ELECTRICITY CLUB — songs from under the circuit boards is now available for pre-order from POPoNAUT and Storming the Base, out on 30th November 2018. Info and track listing here 🎼🎹http://www.electricityclub.co.uk/the-electricity-club-2cd-…/
Back by popular demand and on the 9th year anniversary of tenek’s debut album, ‘Stateless‘ has now been made available once again to the public in DIGITAL format ONLY via the band’s imprint label (Alien Six Productions) +two previously unreleased BONUS REMIXES that were only available on a ‘Club Promo’ CD (No Time For Fighting – JAB KO Remix Full, and Breakdown – Electric Petal Remix by Glen Wisbey).
[Catalogue Number – ASP011]
Having fought to be themselves through many different guises (Glasshouse, The Nine, Alien 6). 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… [Released in 2009 by Toffeetones] – CD no longer available!
*Be sure to keep an eye out for additional Digital Re-Releases coming soon!
Mark your calendars (Sept 1-2nd): Celebrating 10 years of broadcasting on 102.3 HFM is the “Dave Charles Music Extravaganza 2017”. Lots of great bands to include tenek, who will be headlining that Friday! **TICKETS NOW ON SALE!! **