Tenderlore

by Tenderlore

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    Our debut album in physical form, adorned with more tree themed artwork than you can shake a stick at! Comes in a lovely silky smooth matte card case, with a plastic inlay to keep the CD safe.

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This is Tenderlore's self-titled debut album, consisting of 10 songs written by Hayley McDonnell, Olly Lewis and Rob Kitney. Inspired by the likes of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleet Foxes and Laura Marling, Tenderlore's sound is an amalgamation of three individual musical identities blending as one.

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released May 30, 2015

Hayley McDonnell - vocals, guitar, glockenspiel
Olly Lewis - vocals, guitar
Rob Kitney - vocals, guitar, mandolin, u-bass

Additional Musicians:

Ross Gordon - drums
David Phillips - bass guitar
Jonny Knapp - cajon
Manikka Marchant - solo cello
Hannah Preston - violin 1
Ellie Dawson - violin 2
Anna McManus - viola
Lys Newton - cello

All songs by Tenderlore © 2015
Recorded and produced by Chris Lucas
Mixed by Tenderlore
Mastered by Donal Whelan at Hafod Mastering
Artwork by Rob Kitney

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Tenderlore Southampton, UK

The trio met whilst at university in Southampton as fellow singer/songwriters. Inspired by each other’s music they began to collaborate and make their mark on the local music scene. With Hayley being from London, Olly from Bristol and Rob from Kent, Tenderlore are very keen to bring their music to their hometowns and beyond in attempt to spread the word of their latest musical endeavours. ... more

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Track Name: Early Morning
Early morning and I’m walking
Through the valley one summer's day
In the meantime, a little me time
'Til the blackbirds sing again, and they’re calling out my name again

As the sun shines through all the gaps between the trees
Come and take me please, come and take me
For I have sinned lord, and I can’t win lord
Without my brothers standing right here next to me
Track Name: Birdwatching
Sometimes I look back upon my days at school
Heavy in the knowledge, what my teachers said was true
Despite my best efforts, these were the happiest days I knew

Life sows a bad seed and bids you look to the ground
While visions and fears of rising seas abound
There’s nothing like the sky to ease a restless mind

Nature soars up around me and flees towards the sun
I try to follow, pretending, like I was young
Remembering days spent birdwatching, learning the songs they sung

But now I must wait, and hope for it to be
I too will live so vicariously, always hiding
Living life through the lens of another

I’ll turn to one of the world’s stranger creeds
Remove myself from people and their needs
To waste and starve ‘til I see and understand

But now I must wait, and hope for it to be
I too will live so vicariously, always hiding
Living life through the lens of another

What’s wrong with birdwatching?
What’s wrong with being alone?
Track Name: Jonathan
I wanna be seeing the world, sailing the seas
But all my dreams, have you at the end of the road with me

Nine minutes apart, same hospital ward, before dark
We were born and sworn to be best friends 'til the very end

Oh and Jonathan, where would I be if you’d never been
Giving life such a positive spin, I really don’t know
Oh and Jonathan, you can never fail to make me smile
We’d be fine even if we were miles, and miles apart
You’re close to my heart

You wanna be in the shows on T.V.
And I’m still sure, that’s exactly what you’re gonna get some day

But until that day we’ll stride together
With different things in mind, we’ll help each other out, that’s what we do

Oh and Jonathan, where would I be if you’d never been
Giving life such a positive spin, I really don’t know
Oh and Jonathan, you can never fail to make me smile
We’d be fine even if we were miles, and miles apart
You’re close to my heart
Track Name: Tumbleweed
Every now and then, distraction prevails
The tumbleweed sails,
And we wait, and we wait, and we wait for its passing

'Til it’s well out of sight
And there’s no need to hide
Anymore, anymore, anymore

There’s no need now, to put out the fire and flames
Can’t you see now, the tumbleweed plays its own game

Tumbleweed, it blows right past and leaves a mess behind
'Til we all see it go by, we try to find it, but it knows where to hide

Tumbleweed, you’re supposed to be off-scene
But every now and then you come along, just as you please

T. U. M. B. L. E. Double U. Double E. D.

Tumbleweed, if you’re to pass by why not stick around?
In the corner of my eye it seems you’re
Always found, always found
Always found, always found
Always, always, always, always
Always, always, always, always

Tumbleweed, it blows right past and leaves a mess behind
'Til we all see it go by, we try to find it, but it knows where to hide
Track Name: Cold Hands
It’s a bittersweet irony
That leads us all astray
And underneath, at night you pray
To keep the darkness at bay

Oh life deals out its deck of cards
To each and every heart
Wandering heart
Hopeless heart
Hopeful,

Cold hands, warm heart
Wish he’d known it from the start
Cold hands, warm heart
It was over from the start
Cold hands, warm heart
Cold hands, warm heart

Oh life deals out its deck of cards
To each and every heart
Wandering heart
Hopeless heart
Hopeful,

Cold hands, warm heart
Wish he’d known it from the start
Cold hands, warm heart
It was over from the start
Cold hands, warm heart
Cold hands, warm heart
Track Name: Hummingbird
Looking back to where it all began
My life was in your hands
You kept me warm you kept me safe
Wouldn’t have it any other way
Wouldn’t have it any other way

You used to dress me just like you
But now I’m nearly twenty-two
And you say look how fast you’ve grown
Oh, how the time has flown
Oh, how the time has flown

You used to talk about the sky
Red at night, shepherd’s delight
I strain my neck to look above
Oh, how beautiful it was
Oh, how beautiful it was

And now we laugh and talk each day
You’re always there when times astray
You keep me warm you keep me safe
Wouldn’t have it any other way
Wouldn’t have it any other way
Track Name: These Days Roll Slowly
Our legs bruised and feet blackened
We tumbled out onto the moonlit beach
The shingle to ourselves
The gently hushing waves soon stilled our speech

And our love, it grew, that day

We lay back in the water
Our bodies as still as time seemed in the night
We drift away from the city
The lonely cries that fuel the yellow light

And our love, it grew, that day

Our time’s as precious as the summer rain that falls
And jewels upon the wings of a bird that calls
Into the night,
There’s something to live for,
There’s something to love

And while under the sun
The days roll slowly, this time is ours to lose
And will we still be together,
When the leaves they fall and the sun shrinks like a bruise?

And our love, it grew, that day
Track Name: Misguided Lover
Misguided lover
How your eyes water in the wind
Close to the river
So close but she'd never jump in

And in the woods I see your ghost,
Your silhouette
Lost in the darkness you’ll find her
Searching for what could have been

Feel the heat of the sun
Wait for night to fall
It’s only just begun my misguided love

Think of who we were then
And what we’ve become
Oh how you’ve grown my misguided love

They say she wears
Her heart on her sleeve too easily
But would you rather
Feel loved once, or be like me

And I can’t say what I don’t know
To be true
But they say time waits for no one
And I can’t make it wait for you, oh, oh

Feel the heat of the sun
Wait for night to fall
It’s only just begun my misguided love

Think of who we were then
And what we’ve become
Oh how you’ve grown my misguided love, love, love
Track Name: 'Til Daylight
When the wind shakes her window
And the rain, the rain falls hard
When the colours in the sunlight
Shrink away, leave her unscarred

Speak to her as though she were
An angel fell from grey, washed out skies
Hold her tight until the daylight fights the night
And keep her flame alight

If she’s weary and aching
And she can’t find the will to remain
Keep her close, keep her standing
Lead her forwards through pleasure and through pain

Look at her as though she might
At any second’s notice fade from sight
Hold her tight until the daylight fights the night
And keep her flame alight
Track Name: Lovers' Paradise
When I see your face
The world stops spinning round I lose my place
When I hear your voice
The other sounds I hear just sound like noise

And I lie by your side
And tell you not to be afraid
And I say don't fear me
I won't hurt you
Like he did before me

Won't you give us time
To spend in Lovers' Paradise
When you give me a chance
To show I mean no harm

When I hold your hand
I know just where I am just where I stand
When I say your name
My conquered heart is far too hard to tame

And I lie by your side
And tell you not to be afraid
And I say don't fear me
I won't hurt you
Like he did before me

Won't you give us time
To spend in Lovers' Paradise
When you give me a chance
To show I mean no harm

Lovers' Paradise, Lovers' Paradise
Lovers' Paradise, Lovers' Paradise

Won't you give us time
To spend in Lovers' Paradise
When you give me a chance
To show I mean no harm