Tallies release new ‘Wound Up Tight’ EP

Tallies press photo

The Toronto-based trio Tallies have shared two new tracks, Wound Up Tight (which arrives with a video directed by Christopher Mills) and b-side, Heaven’s Touch. The two tracks will make up a mini-EP alongside last year’s single, No Dreams of Fayres. The two new tracks are out via Kanine Records (US), Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Bella Union (UK/EU) with the new music marking the first from the band since their 2019 self-titled debut. Tallies will support the new music with shows at SXSW Festival, The New Colossus Festival in NYC and Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID – see list of dates below. Watch the video clip for Wound Up Tight via YouTube below.

Wound Up Tight continues to deliver on the promises that their debut record outlined pulling on the shoegaze/dream-pop tropes of Lush, The Sundays, Beach House, etc, placing laser-focused guitar lines below washes of synth and electronics. The accompanying video helps bring to life some of the rushing soundscapes, marrying them with stuttering camera shots depicting car journeys. Coming produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, Wound Up Tight addresses the constant drag of being caught in vicious cycles whereas Heaven’s Touch is about looking for affection in your partner.

Speaking about the focus track on the mini-EP, ‘Wound Up Tight’, singer Sarah Cogan explains: “This song is about being stuck in a constant rotating vicious cycle that makes one want to tear their own hair out. It’s about a feeling towards someone who just doesn’t care enough to make a change.” When discussing Heavens Touch, Cogan explains: “This song is someone’s pleas for more love, more time, and more effort from their partner. They’re willing to do whatever it takes in exchange for more love.”
Tallies, who have previously opened for the likes of Mudhoney, Hatchie, Tim Burgess and The Ocean Blue, is made up of founding members, guitarist, Dylan Frankland and singer/guitarist, Sarah Cogan who are joined by drummer, Cian O’Neill. 

Tour dates

March 09-13 – The New Colossus Festival, New York, NY
March 14-20 – SXSW Festival, Austin, TX
March 24-27 – Treefort Music Fest, Boise ID
April 13 –  Rum Runners, London ON
April 30 –  – Mills Hardware, Hamilton ON
May 05-07 – FOCUS Wales, Wrexham UK

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