After releasing their debut album earlier this year via Fear of Missing Out Records, Toronto four-piece Tallies have just announced their first ever UK tour, which will take place in
Tallies navigate an unfamiliar world on their confident self-titled debut album, which blends elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and surf rock into a fresh sound that’s all their own. Tallies is Sarah Cogan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Dylan Frankland (lead guitar), Cian O’Neill (drums), and Stephen Pitman (bass).
Cogan started music lessons at a young age, learning simple piano melodies and guitar chords that she could sing and write lyrics over. Frankland has also been immersed in music for most of his life, growing up with a music-obsessed father who introduced him to greats like The Smiths, The Sundays, Aztec Camera, and Cocteau Twins. He subconsciously carried these influences into Tallies, which is evident in the Johnny Marr stylings of his guitar riffs and the Robin Guthrie-tinged shoegaze textures of his production. “While writing this album, we were listening to The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic a lot,” says Frankland, adding, “Harriet Wheeler’s soft-spokenly sweet melodies has a major influence on where Sarah sometimes takes her writing to.”
The album was co-produced by Frankland and Josh Korody at Toronto’s Candle Recordings, a hot spot where locals like Metz, Dilly Dally, Austra, and Weaves have made indie classics. It’s also where Frankland works as an engineer/producer. With upbeat percussion, melodic bass riffs, and magnetic guitar leads, Tallies puts one-of-a-kind melodies to the universal impact of adulthood hitting you square in the face.
See Tallies live:
08 May - London UK, The Social
11 May - Bristol UK, The Lanes
14 May - Glasgow UK, Glad Cafe
15 May - Liverpool UK, The Shipping Forecast
16 May - Nottingham UK, Chameleon
17 May - Wrexham UK, Focus Wales
22 May - Ghent BE, Kinky Star
23 May - Paris FR, Le 1999
25 May - Freiburg DE, Wodan Halle
26 May - Offenbach DE, Hafen 2