Image credit: Luca Venter
Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis is back with a new single and music video out today. ‘Let’s Make A Mistake Tonight’ is the second release from Tennis‘ highly anticipated sixth studio album, Pollen, arriving next month via their own Mutually Detrimental label on Friday, February 10, 2023. Pre-orders are available now. The ‘Let’s Make A Mistake Tonight’ self-directed official music video is streaming now.
“‘Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight’ is all hubris, attitude, and wish fulfilment. I’m turning water into wine,” says Tennis. “I’m reshaping my reality through projection or denial. While tracking with Patrick I kept envisioning the same scene: I’m in the passenger’s seat. Patrick drives with one hand on the wheel and one on my thigh. This song plays us out.”
WATCH “LET’S MAKE A MISTAKE TONIGHT” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE
PRE-ORDER POLLEN HERE
Pollen was announced in November 2022 with the song, “One Night With The Valet.” It was met by immediate applause upon its release, with Glide declaring “Tennis’ keyboard-based hush pop remains intact and as colourful as ever.” “‘One Night with the Valet’ is as fleeting as its title suggests,” wrote PASTE, “flashing past in under two minutes. Over mid-tempo percussion, throbbing bass, and interconnected keys, Moore sings about staring down a desire far bigger than herself: ‘Finding myself tempted by the face of love / Really fear that I could never get enough.’ Her voice is as ethereal as the images she conjures (‘We’re riding high up watching over silent things / Like pearls scattered at our feet’), and before you know it, both have disappeared.”
WATCH “ONE NIGHT WITH THE VALET” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE
Tennis will mark the arrival of POLLEN with a wide-ranging international live schedule getting underway with a two-night St. Valentine’s Day stand at London’s historic Islington Assembly Hall, set for February 14 and 15.
For complete details and ticket availability, please visit tennis-music.com.
TENNIS – UK TOUR DATES 2023
14th – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall SOLD OUT
15th – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
POLLEN marks the eagerly awaited follow-up to Tennis’ milestone fifth album, 2020’s acclaimed SWIMMER. Written during a four-month sailing excursion in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and then produced and recorded by Riley and Moore in their Denver, CO home studio, the album saw the duo elevating their distinctive pop approach to heretofore unexplored new heights on such breakthrough singles as “Runner” and “Need Your Love,” both of which are joined by colourful companion videos directed by Luca Venter and streaming now at the official Tennis YouTube channel.
Tennis followed SWIMMER with an original new single, “Borrowed Time,” penned exclusively for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and available now for streaming and download. The track was featured in the closing moments of S05 E09 “Forgetting Sarick Mortshall,” the penultimate episode of the animated series landmark fifth season.
2021 also saw Tennis celebrating SWIMMER with their biggest North American live schedule to date, highlighted by sold-out headline shows – including two-night stands at both Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre and Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel – as well as show-stealing festival appearances across the country.