Gently Tender formed from the ashes of instigators Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle’s former band Palma Violets, along with keyboardist The Big Moon’s Celia Archer and guitarist Adam Brown. Taking their name from a song by The Incredible String Band, Gently Tender draw on the sounds of old Soul and Folk records, with a tinge of 60s and 70s psychedelic pop. Their love of those records shines through brightly on their first offering ‘2 Chords Good’ - a sprawling collective sound powered by the gang vocals of the entire band recalling everyone from Spiritualized and The Animals to Kevin Ayers and back again.

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