Ten Tonnes - Lay It On Me

Ten Tonnes

Lay It On Me

New Single Out Now.

“Captures that magical moment when a tyro musician is poised to go off like a rocket.” – Sunday Times Culture


“A really special artist.” – Huw Stephens




“There’s something distinctively accomplished to every move Ten Tonnes makes.” – Dork

“An extremely exciting prospect.” – DIY

“Promising to be a blistering act in 2018’s world of music.” – tmrw

“Expect big things.” – The Sun


Everything in the world of TEN TONNES is stepping up a gear at present. He started the year by being named as one of Huw Stephens’ Alternative Tips for 2018 and is currently completing a tour as guest to Rat Boy which concludes at the O2 Academy Brixton.


And Huw Stephens has again backed the rising musician (AKA Ethan Barnett) by giving an exclusive first play to his brand new single ‘Lay It On Me’. Brimming with the propulsive energy of his live band and an immediately enticing melody, the track feels like an early 80s new wave classic reimagined for the current indie scene.


“’Lay It On Me’ is telling someone if they need you, you’ll be there,” says Ethan. “You’ve been away and distant, but now you’re back.”


The track was produced by TEN TONNES’ regular collaborator Hugo White of The Maccabees.

TEN TONNES’ songwriting has consistently evolved with each project, from his independently released debut EP ‘Lucy’ through to his Warner Bros. Records debut ‘Born To Lose EP’ and the recent single ‘Cracks Between’.


Each step sees more influential names falling under his spell, with MistaJam, Phil Taggart, Jo Whiley, John Kennedy, Radio X and BBC Introducing all joining Huw Stephens by providing radio support. He was also profiled as MTV’s Get To Know breaking artist.


Last year saw TEN TONNES sell-out his headline show at The Camden Assembly, as well as playing sets at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and tour with William Joseph Cook. After completing his tour with Rat Boy, TEN TONNES will hit the road with Stereophonics and Tom Grennan before festival season commences with Live at Leeds:



March – with Stereophonics
1st – Birmingham, Genting Arena
2nd / 3rd – London, The SSE Arena, Wembley
5th – Bournemouth, BIC
6th / 7th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
9th – Manchester, Arena
10th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
12th – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

March – with Tom Grennan
16th – Bristol, SWX
17th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
18th – Norwich, Waterfront
20th – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
22nd – Manchester, O2 Ritz
23rd – Glasgow, O2 ABC
24th – Nottingham, Rock City
25th – Sheffield, Leadmill

5th – Live at Leeds
17th – 19th – The Great Escape

1st – Community Festival