Ten Tonnes

Playlist: Ten Tonnes

Following the release of the lead single of his forthcoming EP, we asked singer songwriter Ten Tonnes to make us a playlist for the weekend.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 16 Apr 2021
  • min read

Indie sensation Ten Tonnes returns with blistering new anthem Everything You Got, the lead track from his forthcoming EP set for release this summer. 

Heralding the next phase in Ethan Barnett’s development, Everything You Got sees the singer-songwriter team up with esteemed producer Jag Jago and reinforces his boundless potential, with its infectious hooks, frenetic guitars and potent lyricism combining to sublime effect and providing a clear indication of what to expect from his upcoming material.

Detailing his EP lead single, Ten Tonnes explained: ‘I wrote this song last summer and wanted to write something huge inspired by my favourite indie records from the ‘80s. It felt really cathartic to write and I hope people dig it.’

You can listen to Everything You Got below. 

Rikki Ililonga - Sheebeen Queen

I discovered Zamrock last year and it’s so fascinating. A small period of time in Zambia’s history when amazing alternative rock music was being made. Would definitely recommend looking it up. WITCH are another great band from that period.

The Stone Roses - Shoot You Down

I love this because it feels like a slightly different gear to the rest of the Stone Roses tracks. A lot smaller in scale but still as captivating.

The Strokes - On The Other Side

This is up there as one of my favourite Strokes tracks. I found a copy of the album outside someone’s house the other day with a sign saying it was up for grabs, can’t go wrong.

The Pogues - Dirty Old Town

After watching the Shane MacGowan/Pogues documentary the other month I haven’t stopped listening to them. If you haven’t seen the documentary yet you won’t be disappointed.

Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Such a tune. I went through a solid two weeks of listening to nothing else at the end of last year. I’m still trying to crack the code of why it’s so good.

Nathaniel Rateliff - Mavis

This is off the solo record he released last year and it’s just beautiful. The album has really helped me in the last year and this song especially.

Richard Hawley - Born Under A Bad Sign

I love Richard Hawley and this song is a highlight in a back catalogue full of highlights.

Darondo - Didn’t I

A bittersweet soul tune that works whenever and wherever you play it. I’m always happy to hear it.

Jonathan Richmond and The Modern Lovers - The Morning Of Our Lives

The only one from the list I know would definitely make my desert island discs. I can’t really explain properly what this song means to me but I love it completely and whenever I make playlists it has to go on.

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