With their debut album out 11th Jan 2019 via Fear of Missing Out Records, Toronto-based four-piece Tallies are sharing their new single "Trouble", laden with a blend of shoegaze, jangly rock & indie pop sounds. The band are also set to play Focus Wales in May next year with more European tour dates to be announced soon.
Front-woman Sarah Cogan says the new track is about “the feeling of naiveté and being unable to predict certain situations when in possible danger.” She adds, “This innocence, for women especially, is impossible to maintain as you grow older.”
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Toronto-based four piece Tallies today announced their self-titled debut album will be released on January 11th, 2019 via Fear Of Missing Out Records. The band are sharing the lead single
from the record "Beat the Heart" online now.
"Beat the Heart” is inspired by dreamy yet straightforward performance videos of the late ‘80s by bands like The Sundays and Cocteau Twins. Frontwoman Sarah Cogan says the infectious and charging track laments “the lack of empathy that exists so strongly today.”
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.