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Premiere: SOFT TOUCH – EMPTY LOVERS (TENDER COLLECTION, 2019)

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Jordanne Chant

Grace Stevenson of Rebel Yell and 100% fame is today releasing a brand-new EP under her Soft Touch guise. Empty Lovers see’s Grace digging into a tender side of her creative well, drawing upon unfamiliar experiences and a recent displacement to bring to life a sonic aesthetic pumping with vigour and vulnerability.

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Premiere: SYNTHETICS – CRUX EP (TENDER COLLECTION, 2019)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Emily Herbert

Discordant Melbourne noise punks Synthetics are releasing their potent and acidic debut EP CRUX this month through Tender Collection. The EP is a cache of blasted and polluted noise, harnessed and focused into a potent sensory assault. Between the crunch and the clangour, Synthetics weave a brand of fury that is both nuanced and arresting. Continue reading Premiere: SYNTHETICS – CRUX EP (TENDER COLLECTION, 2019)

Premiere: PALM SPRINGS – PALM SPRINGS & FRIENDS (TENDER COLLECTION, 2018)

Words: James Frostick
Image: Jamie Wdziekonski

Erica Dunn – known to many as the magnetic guitarist and vocalist for bands such as MOD CON and Tropical Fuck Storm – has unplugged and mellowed for her solo guise Palm Springs. Palm Springs & Friends is Erica’s new album, out officially today through Tender Collection. The record is an incredible collection of outsider folk, plumbing the depths of Erica’s mind and offering eight tracks that are startling in their immediacy and lingering in their impact.  It’s our pleasure to premiere the album in full, as well as to talk to Erica about the record’s formation and creative intent.

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