Mad Mackerel Recommends… Gently Tender

Gently Tender have risen from the ashes of Palma Violets, a band that started promisingly (we saw them perform an insane set at SXSW a few years ago), but soon faded into rather generic, mundane indie rockdom.

The new band features three ex-Violets (Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle) plus Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown. Who knows if they have taken their naming inspiration from the Incredible String Band’s 1967 track of the same name, but the two songs they have shared have a definite psychedelic edge and in the case of latest track Avez-Vous Déjà, a more contemplative, pastoral English country garden feel.

Stream it below together with the ragged swagger of first single 2 Chords Good.



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