Tennis System burst through a sonic haze on ‘C L E A R E R’


We’ve never met a Peter Hook-ian bassline we didn’t like, and the latest entry into our down-low love affair comes from Tennis System’s delectable new sun-washed noise ‘gazer called “C L E A R E R”. The Los Angeles trio are set to drop a new EP, the also capped-‘n-spaced P A I N, later this month (first as a vinyl Record Store Day exclusive via Graveface Records, then digitally on April 27), and “C L E A R E R” sets the tone nicely. The lush, catapulting single comes with a video directed by Logan Rice. Here’s what frontman Matty T. has to say about the clip: “Logan Rice and I came up with the concept for the ‘C L E A R E R’ video, a song that questions why, in our modern age, no one seems true to themselves. The girl in the video represents us, somewhat alienated, jaded, but the same in each scenario she finds herself in. That’s what makes her so compelling, so strange to watch. She can only be herself, and that’s a metaphor for the band, too. Tennis System is its own thing. We stay in our own lane. Our own box.”