Brother-and-sister duo Tennyson (Luke & Tess) have announced their new Uh Oh! EP out September 28th via OWSLA. The 6-track EP marks their debut full project on the label, led by first single ‘Cry Bird’ featuring vocals from Luke.
Tess & Luke began making music when they were kids, covering bands like Weezer. By age twelve Luke discovered his formidable talent as a keyboardist. During their high school years, they moonlighted playing Beatles covers while Luke refined his skill as a beat-maker. Today Luke uses everyday sounds like the nagging ‘ding’ of a car seat belt alarm to craft intricate electronic pop that is both catchy and daringly experimental, while Tess’s masterful drumming manages to hold the songs in from floating away on their own cosmic vibes. The effect is nothing less than magical, amplified tenfold during their live performances.
They’ll be heading on their own headline tour across North America starting September 7th. Full tour dates below:
TENNYSON TOUR DATES:
Sept 7th – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Sept 18th – The Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada
Sept 19th – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Sept 20th – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Sept 22nd – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA
Sept 27th – SOhO Restaurant and Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA
Sept 28th – The Irenic – San Diego, CA
Sept 29th – The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
Sept 30th – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Oct 3rd – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 4th – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
Oct 5th – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
Oct 6th – Lake San Antonio South Shore – Bradley, CA
Oct 31st – Pitchfork Avant Garde, Paris, France
Nov 1st – Rotonde – Brussels, Belgium
Nov 2nd – The Boilerroom – Surrey, United Kingdom
Nov 4th – The Lantern, Colston Hall – Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 5th – Deaf Institute – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 6th – Patterns – Brighton, United Kingdom
Nov 7th – Scala – London, United Kingdom
Nov 8th – Melkweg Upstairs – Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Canadian duo announce today their first ever European tour. Their shows are made of pure magic, thanks to their infectious melodies and unpredictable ideas. Anything can be a source of inspiration for Tennyson and it’s fascinating to see what they come up with in every new song or show.
Full run down of dates and venues below.
Teenage brother-sister duo Tennyson and Los Angeles-based producer Mr. Carmack are teaming up to release three new singles consecutively this week. Their first joint single, called “Tuesday,” is Red Bull Sound Select’s first release of 2017 and premiered on THUMP. The instrumental track infuses its R&B foundation with electronic depth and jazz-inspired melodies to create a one-of-a-kind soundscape.
In many ways, Tennyson and Mr. Carmack come from two completely different worlds. Tennyson specializes in contemplative instrumental music, embodying experimentation and pop sensibilities akin to Aphex Twin. Conversely, Mr. Carmack brings an air of raucous intensity that hinges between dance music and hip-hop to his productions, eschewing contemplation for sheer id. But despite their wildly different approaches, Tennyson and Mr. Carmack bring out the best in each other, tempering their most dramatic impulses while highlighting the boundless creativity that makes both artists great.
LittleBig is delighted to welcome to the agency brother-sister duo Tennyson. Luke and Tess have been playing music together since, basically, forever. Growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, with a drummer for a father, there wasn’t much else to do. They’re jazz-trained and have pop influences, but are obsessed with Aphex Twin, James Blake and Jon Hopkins.
The signing of Tennyson to LittleBig represents another exciting step for us; working with a very young, fresh, super-talented live act that could go anywhere.
We’re so excited to be working on this brilliant new project, and we’re sure you will get hooked on their infectious and refreshing style, as we have.
Tennyson will be rep’d by Ned Beckett, Debbie Clare and Chris Duncan.
Following Tennyson’s recent support slots for M83, we are currently planning their debut EU dates for mid-May to early-June.
Contact Debbie for more info.