The first album was a document of high seas and high jinx, of young love blossoming aboard a yacht heading down the eastern coast of America. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, also known as Tennis sold all of their possessions to head off on the adventure of a lifetime on a sail boat that they’d make their home, and had such a great time doing it that they wrote a whole bunch of songs about the trip and named the album after the vessel that had carried them on their journey, Cape Dory.
Next up came months of extensive and intensive touring around the world, but the Denver based duo are now set to make a return with a new album, a new approach and a new addition. Having recruited touring sticksman James Barone into the ranks, Tennis set about recording their second record Young and Old in Nashville under the watchful eye of Black Keys drummer/producer/all round cheeky monkey Patrick Carney.
Young and Old retains all of the delicacy and the irresistible pop pinch of the band’s first album, but with added finesse and confidence. It’s a record which sounds like sunny days seen through a Super 8 camera lens, a soft and bright affair which is destined to accompany 2012′s summer afternoons. It’s also available to stream here on The Line of Best Fit, so listen, enjoy, and then listen and enjoy again when the record is released on the 13 February through ATP Recordings.
Catch Tennis at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on 13 February, or at their special in-store performance at London’s Rough Trade East on Valentine’s day.