NEW ARTIST FINDS: TENTERHOOK
British singer-songwriter Archie Faulks, aka Tenterhook, is making music packed with well-crafted guitar and charming vocal melodies that would give Ed Sheeran a run for his money (no offense, buddy.) His soulful falsetto vocals and catchy love songs gained him some attention last year with his two EPs, but now he’s proving he’s ready for big things with his latest single, “What I Like.” If catchy love songs that walk the line between being sweet and raunchy sound good to you, then we highly suggest you read on to discover Tenterhook.
TENTERHOOK - WHAT I LIKE
His latest single, “What I Like,” is an acoustic guitar-driven pop song that I could totally see being played on the radio in-between Ed Sheeran and Hozier. The track is produced by Charlie Andrew (who has worked with the likes of Alt-J and Madness, just to name a few,) and with lyrics like “take me fast/ take me slow,” and “I don’t even know what I like,” it would have been a perfect fit for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. It’s groovy, catchy, and just waiting to be put into heavy rotation on mainstream radio.
TENTERHOOK - GO EASY
From his second self-titled EP comes the laid back pop ballad, “Go Easy.” His vocals sound a bit reminiscent of Chris Martin which makes for Coldplay-esque verses, while the chorus is simply pop gold that will instantly become stuck in your head. It’s a sweet pop song that proves he has what it takes to take the music world by storm.
Since I’m sure you couldn’t help but fall in love with this new artist, show him some love and support by "liking" his Facebook page and tell him we say "hi!". And while you wait for him to release more material, head on over here to discover even more awesome new music.
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Erin Crider eats, breathes, and sleeps pop culture. If you have a question about a one-hit wonder from the ‘90s or need help remembering lines from a SNL skit, she’s your girl. When she isn’t lurking the internet, she's either going to a show or hanging out at Disneyland. Erin lives in Southern California and has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Cal State Long Beach.