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South Holland band The Tenters have been blown away by the success of their first two singles

South Holland band The Tenters have been blown away by the reception their first singles have received.

The group, made up of lead singer Will Munton and band-mates Rob Lester, Kane Brownlie and Will Olley, released their tracks Alexander and Good Will just over a month ago.

Having just started on their musical journey, vocalist Will is delighted at their progress so far.

The Tenters are delighted with their early success.
The Tenters are delighted with their early success.

“The reaction has been a little overwhelming, if I’m honest,” he said.

“Considering nobody had heard of us at all before we released any music, both songs having over 5,000 listens on Spotify is amazing.

“When the first song went over 1,000 we were pinching ourselves a bit and thinking ‘this is pretty cool’.

“We’ve been putting a lot of work in on our socials and stuff like that, trying to get the word out there, so hopefully some of that time is paying off and people are enjoying the songs.”

The Tenters are set to support indie rock trio Little Comets on September 19 in Peterborough, and Will says those are the opportunities they are on the lookout for.

“They’re quite a well known band, which is really cool for us considering that nobody’s really heard of us yet. It’s just nice to have that opportunity,” he said.

“We’ve always said that we’ll play anywhere, with anyone and for anyone.”

The band played at Holbeach Music and Beer Festival last month, but had to do so with just two members after the others tested positive for Covid-19.

“It was a bit of a nightmare!” said Will.

“But Rob and I still went out and did an acoustic set, and we threw a little Bruce Springsteen cover in there just to fill up some of the time that we’d have been using.

“It went down really well, and the whole weekend was fantastic and it was so nice to see something like that happening again.

“It was great to get out, see those faces and sing some songs.”

Will and his fellow band members are hoping to build on their early success, and are currently in two minds over whether to release more singles or a three-track EP.

“Either way, we do have material that we’re in the process of recording and it’s just picking and choosing which ones we’d put on an EP – if there is an EP,” Will said.

“If we make a video, we need to decide which song would be best.

“We’re in the recording process at the moment.”

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