Gently Tender have released their first new song in over three years – listen to ‘Dead Is Dead’ below.
The band, made up from ex-Palma Violets members Sam Fryer, Will Doyle and Peter Mayhew alongside The Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown, put out a string of singles in 2018 and 2019 before going quiet.
“‘Dead Is Dead’ is a positive mantra on the subject of death,” Fryer said of their haunting new indie anthem. “I’m speculating the destiny of the human soul – how we may all connect and where that might be after death. I’m using my voice to its full potential in this song, like a rallying call. I’m saying – maybe we’re not alone in death – there is part of our consciousness that does carry on in some form.”
He continued: “I fluctuate on this subject matter, but the majority of the time I do believe this. I think it’s important to be aware of death at all times, I think of my own death most days, but not in a morbid way – it helps me appreciate and refocus on what I’m trying to do – to know if what I’m doing is worth it. It’s a hopeful song, I’m excited to play it live.”
You can listen to ‘Dead Is Dead’ below:
According to a press release, Gently Tender are currently putting the finishing touches to a debut album, due out in the summer.
23 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
24 – Newcastle, Riverside
25 – Sheffield, The Leadmill
27 – Manchester, Academy 2
28 – Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
29 – Cardiff, The Tramshed
31 – Brighton, Concorde 2
1 – London, O2 Forum
The tour will be in support of The Big Moon’s second album ‘Walking Like We Do’, which was released early in 2020.
Announcing the dates, The Big Moon said: “2020 was set to be a big year for us and this tour in particular is something we’ve been working towards our whole careers.”