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Ten Tonnes album review: George Ezra's younger brother follows in his footsteps




This is the debut from Ethan Barnett, who goes by the stage name Ten Tonnes - and is the brother to George Ezra!

It's a chirpy pop/rock album and its lead single ‘Better Than Me’ made an impression on Radio 1's Annie Mac with the DJ championing the track.

Ten Tonnes album cover. Image supplied by Pomona PR. (12770677)
Ten Tonnes album cover. Image supplied by Pomona PR. (12770677)

The album took me a little time to warm to, but the more I listened to it, the more I enjoyed it.

First track, Lucy, while exploring 'the highs, the lows and the in-betweens of love and relationships' was a catchy opening song.

Next track 'G.I.V.E' sees the artist singing about a lost love and regret and pretty much chanting the lyrics: "You can G.I.V.E, give all your love back to me; if that's what you want."

Track four 'Counting Down' was another catchy tune with Ethan singing in falsetto in places and literally 'counting down the minutes until he sees you again.'

I also liked track six 'Nights In, Nights Out', where he sings about breaking routine and the need for some space and time alone.This track was co-written with former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson. Here, he also breaks into falsetto in the chorus.

Overall, it's a good first album.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall


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