Photo by Marus Russell Price
Back in 2019, we brought you the rock meets shoegaze sound of Tennis System. Now the musical project of Matty Taylor. They're back with a new single, "Truth Hurts." This new single fits into their previous music. It starts off with some post punk noise before going into the fuzz and swirl of shoegaze. What lets you know it's not your standard shoegaze track is the beat. It's a driving, hard, fairly monotonous beat throughout that feels like the heavier side of New Wave. And then some more New Wave flourishes start in as the song progresses. Basically, "Truth Hurts" is a mix of shoegaze, post punk, and New Wave. We're fully in for this one.
Matty Taylor explains how the new album almost didn't happen:
“I was done. I didn’t want to make music anymore, If Chadwick [Johnson] hadn’t called me and said, ‘Why don’t you come down here and make the record?’ I don’t know what the fuck I would have done. I wouldn’t have made this record.”
You can watch the video for "Truth Hurts" below. Autophobia is due out in late summer 2021 through Quiet Panic. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Tennis System, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.