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TENNIS SYSTEM performs the song "TENNIS SYSTEM" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY NICK STUBBLEFIELD
The promise of Los Angeles may well lie in Tennis System , who have thundered their way through their adopted city of Los Angeles.
Tennis System are masters of unhinged, lo-fi psychedelia, laced with the inescapably pop DNA of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana and Ride. Behind the sweat-drenched performances, the Orange amps, and squalling anthems, is a coolly leather-clad trio. Arriving at the current lineup, however, was a spirit quest that took Tennis System from one coast to the other. In Washington, DC young Matty Taylor, the band’s founder, steeped like tea in the music of Fugazi, Bad Brains, Black Tambourine and Nation of Ulysses, formed Tennis System , before decamping to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, left Tennis System sun-bleached and wary, and left their music imbued with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance. The LA Weekly stated, “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 Technicolour Blind, “a beautiful ode to feeling really shitty.” While The Four Oh Five called it, “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.”
In the past few years Tennis System has tucked four US Tours under their belt and shared bills with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh, The Flaming Lips, Ride, Wavves, Japandroids, Kendrick Lamar, Diiv, Nothing, A Place To Bury Strangers, Beach Fossils, while crowds at Austin Psych Fest, SXSW, Noise Pop Fest in San Francisco, Echo Park Rising and Air + Style festivals, Ace Hotel Palm Springs and LA’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase have begun to bear witness to Tenni System's slash-and-burn shows.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Diego Ferrés
Recorded by: Jeff Bates
Mixed by: Jeff Bates
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