‘This is some good stuff.  A New York band that kicks up a glorious racket by combining all the best elements of rock, garage, pop and punk, all with melody, structure and punch.  Classic four piece band that has vocal chops and songwriting skills always equals a winning combination.

This is one of those blink-and-you-missed-it pieces; you need to listen to it more than one time because you’ll want to remember what you heard and why you like it.  I’m on my 5th go round – and that says a lot.  So be looking out for Tenterhooks – I think they’ve got it.”


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“The New York City four-piece play hook-laden power pop…Tenterhooks draw from the same well of loud power pop as Bob Mould at his most Sugar-y. The clip also gives a glimpse at the band’s high-energy live show…” – CoolDad Music (on the 2nd video debut)

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“Zenith is back in the New York groove with his tough and tuneful Tenterhooks. Former JenCon (and current Sharp Things and Ditty Committee) bassist James Pertusi at his side, Lenny rounded up his new unit with Scott Campbell on drums and Hiro Suzuki on lead guitar. … Tenterhooks has been turning heads all over town with their muscular indie-pop,” – The Big Takeover (on the 1st video debut)

“Tenterhooks sing songs about hope for those individuals who live alternative lifestyles. Tenterhooks sound similar to The Ramones with their angst driven vocal harmonies and thunderous post punk melodies that sound like a freight train is barreling down the tracks.” – Jersey Beat

“The first two cuts, “Lucy” and “Unseen” are both hooky and raw while “Helpless” is even more hooky…like some long lost late 70s power pop tune by a band no one has heard of but should have heard of.” – DaggerZine

“Unseen” is Meanwhile in Another Part of Town’smost riveting moment, with the remaining tunes paling not much further behind.  Dare I say aficionados of Cheap Trick, The Well Wishers and Splitsville will be delighted with this?” – Willfully Obscure

“Tenterhooks’ sound is a garagey mix of blistering pop, glam and punk reminiscent of an overdriven Blown Speakers-era New Pornographers.” – Transguys (dotcom)