Tender Prey – Pleasure pain principle (from the album Organ Calzone, Bird Records)

Laura Bryon of Cardiff's new album is full of pleasurably trashy guitars but this song sticks out for me and there’s not a guitar in sight (well maybe a couple near the end but they're subtle).

A restless ticking drumbeat and a visceral lyric with a carefree tang and a tease to it.

Get in position
You know this might sting a bit
I like it but it hurts


Then the chorus (an instrumental break really) introduces a genius stabbing organ part – the kind you could happily hum all day - before ramping up the ante with a full scale breakdown later.

Sweet and intriguing.

Tk 6 in this playlist

Apr 14 2015 w/ Polar Bear,Jon DeRosa,Rozi Plain,Tender Prey,Arborist,Close Lobsters,Jim Noir++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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