Tenterhook at The Lexington
Tenterhook is the stage name of Archie Faulks, a singer/songwriter from London who’s been writing music for four years now. For a young man of only 19, this makes what he’s already accomplished as an unsigned artist all the more impressive.
He’s built up a strong and hugely varied fan base that filled the legendary venue on Wednesday night. It’s a commendable achievement for one so young to write music that’s relatable across the board. Faulks sings of love and longing in a way that might otherwise be dismissed from one so young, but he does so in an honest and genuine way. He’s also very charming, warm and personable, making the audience feel comfortable with his relaxed between song banter. He’s quietly charismatic but sings with such conviction that he does not need to be brash or loud for his confidence to be conveyed as soon as he opens his mouth.
Every song is easy listening, and it’s likely that there are a few future hits in the bag as his effortless falsetto floats lightly across the audience. He holds them captive with impassioned lyrics and a steady performance; Faulks’ has the potential to develop into an indie pop mainstay if he continues on the path he is currently set for himself.
The fact that he’s been able to create such a hype about him with a minimal amount of publicity demonstrates that Tenterhook’s music speaks for itself. He only needs to maintain the enthusiasm and keep churning out the tunes, and his career will go from strength to strength.
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