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Tennis

Tennis - FUV Live - 2014

by Carmel Holt

Tennis, a husband-and-wife duo, first started making music after they took a very ambitious seven-month long sailing trip. After returning home, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley began writing songs, influenced by their seafaring adventures. They released their first album, Cape Dory, in 2011 to rave reviews. Evolving from their sailing subject matter over the last few years, Tennis recently released their third album, Ritual in Repeat, and are still basking in praise: Stereogum observes that Tennis finds a way to make “classic rock and radio pop commingle freely into casual grooves and contented sighs" while NPR Music calls Ritual in Repeat “the best record Tennis has done so far."

Tennis - Words and Music - 2012

by Alisa Ali

I got to interview the band Tennis for their first album, Cape Dory (which I still listen to and I suggest you check out if you are unfamiliar with it). They were typecast from that record as being too cutesy, and I know that really bothered them. I honestly was not sure that they'd continue making music, so I was really happy to see Alaina and Patrick again, and under such great circumstances too. Their new album, Young and Old shows that they've really grown as musicians and it was great to reconnect with them.

Tennis- Words and Music- 2011

by Alisa Ali

Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley of the band Tennis spent eight months sailing the Atlantic, and not only lived to tell about it -- they made an album about their adventures. Expect catch pop songs instead of sea shanties though, as the band shares stories and songs from their debut album Cape Dory.