Incorporating The Music Fix
14th February 2012 06:00:00
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Tennis - Young And Old

Before you start to worry, I know nothing about tennis so you can expect this review to be free of inexcusable puns and lame wordplay (perhaps a first for me?). Thankfully though, if your knowledge of the sport extends no further than 'Tim Henman is rubbish' and the contours of Kournikova, you will be happy to know your enjoyment of Young And Old from Colorado band Tennis is unlikely to be diminished.

The husband/wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley deliver a set of sun-soaked, shimmering indie pop songs that is sure to appeal to girls (and boys) who want to be Zooey Deschanel. Produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, the songs on their second album are not immediately distinctive from one another but the overall wistful, jangly tone is a lovely ear-embrace from opener 'It All Feels the Same' onwards. Crush hard on Moore's vocal, which helps the pop melodies of 'Origins', 'Petition' and 'Dreaming' glow, and remember to dig this one out for the car the moment the snow melts and we get some sunshine. You might even say it's as sweet as strawberries and cream. That doesn't count, right...?
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About Luke McNaney
He's written his fair amount of hyperbolic tosh about bands who were gonna take over the world and barely made it past Camden, now TMF's Luke is quite happy to sing the praises of the girls with guitars/Grade 8 piano that headline his iPod playlists. With a soft spot for geeky indie bands waiting to soundtrack the next 'Juno', as well as an unabashed love for Gaga-sized pop, he's not afraid to be uncool if it means he doesn't have to waste time skipping tracks.