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Tennis Brings Their A-Game for the POLLEN Tour

Scintillating instrumentals and euphoric vocals, Tennis live is more than simply an incredible experience, it's downright transcendent.

Comprised of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis grew out of Denver's DIY scene, with their first singles "South Carolina," "Baltimore," and "Marathon" releasing in 2010. In 2016 the duo created their own label, Mutually Detrimental, in order to release their music independently, Tennis' last three albums - Yours Conditionally (2017), Swimmer (2020), and POLLEN (2023) - have all been self-released via Mutually Detrimental to much acclaim and success.
Photos: @lucykjoness

Tennis packed The Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee for the second night of their 2023 Pollen Tour. Scintillating instrumentals and euphoric vocals, Tennis live is more than simply an incredible experience, it's downright transcendent. A playful setlist full of old and new tracks, Tennis had the crowd wrapped around their finger from the second they stepped on stage. Tennis puts on a show that you could watch and listen to a thousand times over and never get tired of. We are certainly putting Tennis on our list for bands we must see every time they come into town.


Comprised of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis grew out of Denver's DIY scene, with their first singles "South Carolina," "Baltimore," and "Marathon" releasing in 2010. In 2016 the duo created their own label, Mutually Detrimental, in order to release their music independently, Tennis' last three albums - Yours Conditionally (2017), Swimmer (2020), and Pollen (2023) - have all been self-released via Mutually Detrimental to much acclaim and success.


Tennis' much anticipated sixth studio album, Pollen dropped February 10, 2023. The 10-track album was recorded and produced in the indie-pop duo's home studio. The lush soundscape and pin-point specific lyrics offer up a dynamic listening experience. From the colorful groove of the piano and drums to the pulsing bass Pollen was more than worth the 3-year wait. Tennis' divergent pop sound continues to evolve while still maintaining the quintessential Tennis vibrancy and master lyricism.


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