Tennis – ‘Future Ghosts’ (WOW Cover) (mp3)
Tennis – ‘Dancing On A Knife’ (WOW Remix) (mp3)
Musical friendships are great – indie relationships and inter-textuality excite bloggers like myself no end. Like Tennis (pictured above) and WOW: two bands from Sydney making danceable indie rock – the former with an emphasis on angular guitars and dark hues, the latter with more sass and a prominant electro stomp in their sound. Both of these bands are great in their own right and now they have (sort of) combined in a fun musical exchange wherein Tennis have covered WOW, then WOW have remixed Tennis. To no real surprise, both tracks are exciting and highlight each group’s strength as they imbue the other’s work with their own identifiable character.
Hopefully we’ll see some full-lengths from these young bands during 2009.