With their debut album set for release on the 11th of Jan 2019, Toronto group Tallies are ones to watch in the new year. They have shared their graceful new single ‘Trouble‘ this week, a shimmering gaze laden cut invested with Sarah Cogan’s lilting refrains, and punctuated by some excellent drums, on the evidence of what we’ve heard so far Tallies could set heart’s fluttering next year. 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.”
Tallies navigate an unfamiliar world on their confident self-titled debut album, which blends elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and surf rock into their own.
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 “While writing this album, we were listening to The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic a lot,” says Frankland, adding, “Harriet Wheeler’s soft-spoken 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.
See Tallies live:
17th Dec – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (Kanine Records, Dr Martens, Collide Holiday Party)
9th Jan – NY – Rough Trade instore
7-9th Mar – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
16-18th May – Focus Wales, Wrexham, UK
Tallies track list:
1. Trouble (stream)
4. Have You
5. Not So Proud
6. Trains and Snow
7. Beat the Heart (video)
9. Giving Up
11. Easy Enough