MIXTAPE

GENTLY
TENDER

Image by Isabella Cuttill

The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

Artist

Adam Brown of Gently Tender 

Location

London

 

Members

Celia Archer, Adam Brown, Will Doyle, Sam Fryer, Pete Mayhew

FYI

Something of a supergroup, this band grew from the now disbanded Palma Violets - of which Doyle, Fryer and Mayhew were all members, and also features Celia of The Big Moon.

Press Clippings

“A mesmerising nod to epic folk tales and collective gang singing of the 70s in full stride, but beaming with wide-eyed harmonies and sun-kissed hooks - it’s the sound of a bustling pub on a hot summer day, packed with personalities and an inviting core.” - Dork

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

Elvis and Sade LP’s from Oxfam

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

Whenever I’m travelling around, especially in a car at night

A song which reminds you of your childhood

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

Your go-to karaoke song

Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Again, Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever

A song you’d rather never hear again

Tenacious D - Tribute

A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore

Best Coast - Bratty B

A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto (Live!)

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

D’Angelo - Really Love

The soundtrack to your last holiday

In France last summer the only CD in my mate’s car was Innerspeaker by Tame Impala

A song which has changed your mind

I’d never thought to listen to any jazz until a friend showed me Art Blakey - Moanin’

A song which makes you cry

Over Christmas I heard River by Joni Mitchell and it got me good.

A song which makes you laugh

Tom Waits - Step Right Up

A song which gives you goosebumps

Frank Ocean - Ivy

A song which makes you feel empowered

Nick Cave - Jubilee Street, the ‘look at me now‘ bit.

An artist you regret never having seen live

I hope LCD Soundsystem tour again.

An artist you hope to see live soon

David Byrne

A gig you’ll never forget

King Brothers at Lock Tavern, I’m not sure who they even are I just happened to be there, it was madness.

An album you know by heart

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

A cover which is better than the original

Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

Ween - Ocean Man

A song you love in a foreign language

Leonard Cohen - The Partisan (does that count?)

An instrumental song you love

Sons of Kemet - My Queen is Albertina Sisulu

A song which gets stuck in your head

Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields

A recent musical discovery

Glenn Gould, there’s an amazing video of him being introduced by Leonard Bernstein before playing a Bach concerto - seriously, look it up!

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