Leeds has a proud tradition of Indie Rock bands. Bands such as The Bridewell Taxis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Mekons and The March Violets have all satisfied whatever temporary need I might be feeling for a bot if indie rock aggression over the years.
Ten Hands High, whilst in situ with the above bands and gradually climbing to the top of Leeds gig scene, are an altogether more meticulous outfit, who court popular opinion with song craft rather than any form of combativeness.
The Night (see below), is the latest of a flurry four singles in 2019 and undoubtedly their best yet. Starting off with an introduction that jangles with the low burning intense beauty of latter day Mark Mulcahy solo work, it almost comes as a surprise that a grumpy low pitched voice does not belch out from the intro.
Instead the track develops in indie-rock intensity as guitar rock bands like Spinn and Riscas become the more immediate reference points and ensures the subdued beauty of the start is forgotten against a passion filled ending that could not have been foreseen a few minutes earlier.
Truly an act to follow !