Los Angeles trio Tennis System, led by songwriter Matty Taylor, have announced a new single, Here We Go, premiered today at IndieShuffle, but you can take a listen to the track via Soundcloud below – prior to its release this Friday, February 26 via PaperCup Music.
Here We Go is Tennis System’s first new music since the release of their sophomore full-length, ‘Technicolour Blind,’ in the Fall of 2014, providing a first taste of its follow up, due later this year. The single also kicks off the start of a busy year, with a performance this Saturday, February 27 at Noise Pop in San Francisco, supporting DIIV, and a short tour out to this year’s SXSW Music Conference in Austin.
In the past few years, Tennis System has shared bills with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Ride, Wavves, Japandroids, Nothing, A Place To Bury Strangers, Beach Fossils, while crowds at Austin Psych Fest, Echo Park Rising and Air + Style festivals, the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, L.A.’s legendary Amoeba Records, and the city’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase have begun to bear witness to Tennis System’s slash-and-burn live shows. Tennis System will be previewing new material this weekend and en route to SXSW, where more events will be announced in the coming days.
02/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar (Noise Pop) ^
03/09 – San Diego, CA @ Hideout
03/10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rips
03/11 – Tucson, AZ @ Wooden Tooth Records
03/12 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
03/15 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda Backyard (Part-Time Punks Showcase, 10:15pm)
03/16-20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
More about Tennis System? Originally formed in Washington DC at the beginning on this decade, Tennis System fully came into its own with a move across the country to Los Angeles. There Taylor, basking in the endless sunshine, was both excited by the cities thrilling beauty and the dark underbelly that lies beneath. ‘Technicolour Blind’ was a heady fever-dream of a record, sun-bleached yet refreshed, imbued with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance. The LA Weekly included Tennis System in their “15 LA Bands To Watch In 2015” stating, “Technicolour Blind is meant to be experienced somewhere intimate enough to capture their heart-wrenching lyricism, without losing their blaringly loud appeal,” while Consequence of Sound called the album, “a beautiful ode to feeling really shitty,” and The Four Oh Five, “a near perfect blend of shoegaze and indie-pop that will have you wishing summer was just a bit longer and dreaming of beaches and oceans.”
For more information on Tennis System, visit motherfvckingtennissystem.com.