Making Waves: Gently Tender

Making Waves: Gently Tender

So this is what Palma Violets members Sam, Pete and Will have been up to. New to Making Waves this week, London-based psych-pop outfit Gently Tender have announced themselves with debut track 2 Chords Good, find out more here...

KEY TRACK: 2 Chords Good
LABEL: Big Score
TWITTER: @gently_tender

WHO: Gently Tender come from the ashes of Palma Violets. Palmas’ Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew and Will Doyle team up with guitarist Adam Brown and The Big Moon’s Celia Archer for a psychedelic pop love-in.

WHAT: Ragged but pretty guitar music, informed by influences ranging from The Animals to Spiritualized. Both gentle and tender.

WHERE: London, baby.


This band arrive tailor-made for pub gigs and rollies. Palma Violets fans may rue their demise, but with singer Chilli Jesson now fronting Crewel Intentions, things are working out.


Yes, and Fryer recently told Beats 1 that Gently Tender’s music is “ambitious and atmospheric”, adding that his vision for the band is “big stages at festivals within two years”.


Yep. Debut single 2 Chords Good is available now and the group play The Lexington on September 26.

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