Ones To Watch 2018 – 07. Tear


07. Tear

London quartet Tear (rip, not sob) are signed to Tim Burgess’ ‘O Genesis label’ and this year released their debut EP ‘VINYL01.’ It’s the perfect introduction to the band’s oeuvre and having caught them twice this year on Tim Peaks stages at Liverpool Sound City and Kendall Calling the EP perfectly captures Tear’s live energy.

Its an EP rammed with great tunes such as the glorious ‘Careless Again,’  the majestic driving sprawl of erm, ‘The Sprawl’ ‘Never Fade Away’ (you need quite a strong stomach to watch the video) ‘Waiting Room’ and ‘Nothing You Can Have’ which are all imbued with a raw power and on occasion a sense of crestfallen beauty. And singer Camille Benett’s gloriously unhinged vocal on “Begging” conjures up The Au-Paris duelling with the Breeders. Which is obviously by definition a very good thing.


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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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