Monday, November 16, 2015

Introducing :: Ten Tombs

Words: Alison Mack

Ten Tombs are a new indie grunge-rock band from Cheltenham - which may not exactly be the genre that springs immediately to mind with a name such as 'Ten Tombs', which has the moniker sound of a good metal outfit.

That aside, the four late teens Tombers only formed little over a month ago after all meeting at university. Without wasting any time, 'Demons' is their first offering and is released today via Bandcamp for digital download. They've captured a spacious sound too, with strong rock-raw vocals in Dom Watton, and those kind of guitar riffs that are ripe for big stages.

According to frontman and lyricist Dom, when asked about the inspiration behind 'Demons', it's "an ode to the feeling of helplessness and being smothered in a situation; feelings that you've tried to bury, that when you can't take any more splinter your mind and haunt you in the night. The 'demons' metaphor was probably subconsciously chosen, but to me was an apt way to describe the enormity and horror of pain in the mind that many people can relate to. I would like to think that because the song draws influence from something many people experience, the song becomes hopeful and somewhat uplifting despite its darkness, partly due to how the song sounds and feels, especially live."

Catch Ten Tombs this coming Saturday, November 21, when they support a Foals DJ set at London's Scala, and on December 11 supporting Canary Swing at Gloucester Guildhall.

Ten Tombs are: Dom Watton - vocals/ bass, Jamie Cairney - guitar, Will Mawer - guitar, Jack Quance - drums

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