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Fuzzy 60s, delicious American pop. Denver's husband, wife and drummer; Tennis, record using analog equipment to make their 'minimal, vintage pop'. Their music returns them to the ocean - where they once lived. Here follows an interview with Alaina.
Written by Helen Martin
Illustration by Jane Young
Could you introduce yourself please?
This is Alaina from Tennis.
Where are you from?
My husband Patrick, our drummer James and I are based out of Denver, CO.
Could you describe you music?
We like to describe our music as minimal, vintage pop. We like to write and record with limitations and use mostly analog equipment, and draw most of our inspiration from 50's and 60's pop--not anyone in particular just the general aesthetic of the times.
Do you write it yourselves?
Patrick and I write all of our music.
What are your songs about?
Our album Cape Dory happens to be specifically about a sailing trip Patrick and I took in 2009. We learned to sail and live aboard a boat together, it was such a life-changing experience that it inspired song writing for the first time.
Who/what are your musical influences?
50's and 60's pop, musicals, Grandaddy and Todd Rundgren.