Based in London, made in Leeds, Ten Hands High’s sound is an eclectic mix of the alternative scene, spanning genres to encompass the best of indie rock, anthemic pop and uni nostalgia.
After releasing their debut single in January 2019, they proceeded to play several packed-out shows in their hometown of Leeds. The band were in creative overdrive, releasing 5 singles in 5 months and selling out their debut London headline set at the Hope and Anchor in Islington.
Their 2020 output which was labelled their ‘Phase 2’ consisted of three singles – Red Wine, 6 Weeks and Silent (With You) and propelled them to BBC Introducing airplay, and top playlists like Spotify UK’s ‘Student’s Union’ and This Feelings ‘Best New Bands’. Silent (With You), which was made BBC Introducing South’s Track of the Day signalled a shift in musical direction for the band, towards more R&B and Hip-Hop influenced indie rock. This sound will be the focus of phase 3, in which their debut EP will be released.
‘Sweet’ is the first song and title track of the up and coming Indie quartet’s debut EP (slated for late May). The first line of this song encompasses its overall message – “I’ve forgotten what tears taste like, I’ve been sweet for a while”. It’s a song about finally getting over someone you’ve been in love with (or at least thought you were in love with) for years. This song and EP mark a step into a new genre for the band as they enter phase 3, combining our indie rock roots with elements of alt-pop/rnb.