Tennis premiere video for “Need And A Knife”

Tennis have released a new video for their single "Need and a Knife."

Tennis is heading out on a North American spring tour in support of their their latest release Ritual in Repeat, which is now available via Communion Records. With the the new dates revealed, Tennis has debuted their new music video for “Needle and a Knife.” “The idea for this live video developed out of my obsession with Petra Collins’ photography,” vocalist Alaina Moore told The Fader. “Her work is impertinent, forceful and above all feminine. Forty bucks and several trips to Party City was all I needed to turn my living room into a pink hell which doubled as the perfect setting for a live performance of ‘Needle And A Knife.’” The band kicks it all off with a date in their hometown of Denver, CO on April 25th.

Tennis recorded the album three cities with three producers. They returned to Nashville to work with Pat Carney (The Black Keys) on five of the album’s tracks including “Never Work For Free.” They also worked with Jim Eno (Spoon) in his Austin Studio on “Bad Girls”and lastly Richard Swift (The Shins) in Portland, who collaborated with the band on four songs including “Timothy.”

Tennis is Denver couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The couple began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old. Last year the band released the Small Sound EP and the band’s Spring tour with Haim.


April 25 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
April 28 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
April 30 San Francisco, CA The Independent
May 1 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour
May 2 San Diego, CA The Irenic
May 5 Austin, TX The Parish
May 6 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
May 8 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival
May 9 Nashville, TN The High Watt
May 10 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
May 12 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall
May 13 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 15 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
May 16 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
May 17 Allston, MA Great Scott
May 19 Toronto, ON Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 20 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
May 21 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio

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