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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Watch our full interview with Ten Hands High!

British indie-rockers Ten Hands High have treated us all with their glistening new track, Meet Me By the Apple Tree. The four-piece are set to hit the stage for an intimate sold-out performance at London's The Grace next week.

The hopeful release ushers in 'Phase 4' of the bands output, offering up a dreamier quality to their established indie-rock sonics. Frontman Alexi Buckingham's soothing vocals float above gleaming guitar melodies and driving percussion. Laced with conversational and honest lyricism, the track explores finding a place of solace throughout life's hardships, both metaphorically and physically. The motif of the 'apple tree' serves as a reminder to look up from your phone and the things that consume your energy negatively, instead focusing on taking in the world around you.

Speaking of the track, the band share: "The lyrics describe trying to help a loved one (or yourself) climb out of a bad place and go somewhere beautiful (both physically and mentally). It's a dreamy indie rock song with shimmering guitars and a euphoric bridge, written to inspire hope in the gloom of winter."

Based in London, made in Leeds, Ten Hands High encompass the best of indie rock, bringing threads of anthemic pop with R&B sounds to create their own alternative space. After making their debut single in January 2019, it wasn't long before the four-piece hosted several packed out shows in their hometown of Leeds. The band were in creative overdrive, releasing five singles in five months, selling out their debut London headline at the Hope and Anchor in Islington. Last year, the band unveiled their debut EP, Sweet, which explored the ebbs and flows of a relationship that culminated as a succinct coming of age tale.

Meet Me By the Apple Tree is out now! Watch our interview with Ten Hands High above.


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