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by Tenderhooks

Tightrope 03:44


Brighton-based indie pop collective Tenderhooks return to Aldora Britain Records for their third single release. 'Tightrope' is a lovingly-crafted anthem in support of mental health awareness. The track is also the third offering from the band's upcoming 'Hooks album.

'Tightrope' remains true to Tenderhooks' renowned indie pop sensibility, but also introduces a free-flowing jazz undertow, reminding listeners of 80s sophisti pop. Frontman and songwriter Markus Leinweber continues to push his musical comrades and adds diversity to the band's ever-expanding sound. The lyrics are nothing short of beautiful too. A late-night phone call, a plea of desperation, a reminder that depression and anxiety can live in any one of our loved ones. Leinweber's immense songwriting ability cannot stay underground for too much longer, get on board now!

For fans of Camera Obscura, The Style Council and Paul Heaton.


released May 12, 2021

Lyrics and music by Markus Leinweber.
Produced by Mike Wilton.

Markus Leinweber: vocals, piano, saxophone.
Paul Wheeler: rhythm guitar.
Ben Green: lead guitar.
Mike Phillips: bass.
Dave Uden: drums.
Phil Saatchi: backing vocals.

Recorded at Rockfield Studios.
Mixed by Jake Rousham.
Artwork by Markus Leinweber.
Released by Tom Hilton on Aldora Britain Records (ABR-167).

This release is dedicated to all those that suffer from anxiety and depression.


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