Tennis System

Album Review: Tennis System – Lovesick

Tennis System serve up a warm dose of shoegaze on killer third album, Lovesick…

Had Shelf Life, the opening cut on this third album from Tennis System, emerged 25 years ago, it would have been dismissed as a My Bloody Valentine rip-off. In 2019, however, the LA trio slot perfectly into an environment where everyone from Nothing to MØL have done their shoegaze homework. Anyway, closer inspection reveals that Lovesick isn’t just about nu-gaze moves, with emo-slacker sentiment and punkily propulsive drums both helping to corral the woozy sounds into genuinely memorable tunes.

The catchiness and speed of Alone nods to the band’s hardcore roots, while the closing title-track matches blissed-out floatiness with wall-of-fuzz guitars like a DIY Smashing Pumpkins. Esoteric, meanwhile, refines the band’s soothe-and-smash formula. Given that My Bloody Valentine’s most iconic album was called Loveless, Tennis System have perhaps chosen a rather on-the-nose title here, but at least it adorns a fantastic record.

Verdict: KKKK

Posted on August 4th 2019, 10:00am
Read More
GATECREEPER Live In the K! Pit
Gatecreeper bring death metal to an intimate gathering of fans at a tiny venue.
SAVES THE DAY Live In the K! Pit
Saves the Day perform some of their most beloved tracks from Through Being Cool for an intimate crowd.
The Underground Sounds Of America: Tennis System

The noisy, dreamy Los Angeles-based trio bring grunge and shoegaze together on their latest album, Lovesick.

Red Hot Chili Peppers Part Ways With Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, John Frusciante Rejoins

According to the band’s Instagram, the exchange appears to be all in good humor.

End of content
No more pages to load