Album Review: Tennis – ‘Young and Old’

February 20, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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On last year’s Cape Dory Denver duo Tennis distilled a classic confection of breezy 50s and 60s pop to document a long boat trip. The result was a delight of easy listening indie pop. That the album ultimately lacked a little depth seemed to be part of its charm, though it also meant it missed out on a high place in the end of year honours. On this quickly constructed follow up, Tennis have perfected the blueprint and delivered on the promise of their debut. Opener ‘It All Feels The Same’ bursts with instantly gratifying melodies, and the more reserved balladry of ‘My Better Self’ hints at a growing confidence and maturity in the band’s songwriting.