Blackpool based rock band ‘Rendered’ are set to release their 2nd single “Must Be The Enemy!” on 14th February
MBTE! is a powerful song with heavy guitars, swaggering drums, a deep pumping bassline topped with low smooth verse vocals & a melodic anthemic chorus. The message in the lyrics expresses the challenges of life, mental health battles & frustration towards current world issues.
Founded in Blackpool, in 2021, by guitarist/vocalist Dale Ball and bassist/guitarist Chris Phelan (The Karma), later joined by multi-instrumentalist/producer James Routh (whose credits include Sonic Boom Six, Screech Bats, Askari) and percussionist Craig Bunney (The Getsettes), Rendered forge tough-but-tender soundscapes of concrete blues and tranquil anaesthesia – a dense, layered approach with intricate guitars and emotive choruses. Their music hearkens back to the harder edges of the mid-90s, whilst offering a fresh, and, at times, harrowing perspective on growing older in a gritty northern town.
They released their first single, These Times, in September 2021, a heartfelt dedication to Dale’s stepson who had been struggling with mental health issues. It’s a haunting ballad with creeping undertones that burst into heart-wrenching melodies – a contrast of lightness and pain that would bring a tear to the flintiest eye.
With new single Must be the Enemy! released on February 14th, a debut album to follow, and a run of shows in Spring, the band is looking forward to greater exposure and exploring new avenues.