Tenderlash is the solo electronic project of artist/composer/DJ Candy Durant, based in the USA. The project draws from influences in 80s underground, new wave, coldwave, and darkwave. The debut single “Mourning At Midnight,” was recorded in Durant’s home studio and was mixed and mastered by Jason Corbett of Actors/Jacknife Sound. It was originally released in 2013 on the Bedroom Cassette Masters Volume IV compilation. Tenderlash then had the opportunity to perform at Electromusic AVL, as well as opening for Astari Nite, IIOIOIOII, and Astrea Corp. In 2016, Durant joined the band Solemn Shapes, performing and touring extensively for the next four years. After leaving the band in early 2020, Tenderlash was resurrected. The original single “Mourning At Midnight,” along with two remixes and a bonus cover of The Cure’s “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” were released on Bandcamp as the Mourning EP. Shortly after the EP’s release, Tenderlash signed with European record label Swiss Dark Nights to release her debut full-length album Hold Still in January 2021. The album was produced by Valerio Rivieccio of The Coventry and Kurs.  With songs such as “Inferno,” “Cold Outside,” and “Open Your Eyes,” the album has been well received and has continued to get airplay worldwide. Durant is also known for spearheading the “For The Bats” fundraiser compilations to raise money for bat rescue and rehabilitation. Tenderlash’s future plans include performing live shows and festivals, collaborating with other artists, and writing a follow-up album. Durant also has a keen interest in scoring for television and film.

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