cowboyy’s ‘Tennis’ Is A Shape-Shifting Math-Pop Puzzle

Their new EP is incoming...

cowboyy have shared new single ‘Tennis’.

The band’s songwriting seems to veer inside and out like an Escher diagram, their feats of rhythmic improbability sending jaws dropping across the land. New EP ‘Epic The Movie’ is out on March 10th, and there’s a flurry of live shows planned – including the Social in London tonight (January 17th).

The latest preview of the incoming release is now online, and ‘Tennis’ is a twisting, turning math-pop shredder. A frenetic return, it shadows everyone from early Bloc Party to Talking Heads via Chicago experimentalists Tortoise.

A kind of left-left-left-left-field indie pop song, ‘Tennis’ has more sharp edges than a bin bag full of protractors. Here’s the band’s very own Stanley Powell to explain more.

“Going from quick spoken word/David Byrne-inspired vocals to melodic singing, I wanted to keep the arrangement of the mix and song simple with a constant pumping bass line. The lyrics are a very simple analogy to war, with the ants being people, the ball being a war and the tennis game being higher powers whose pleasure or indulgence in a game has a ripple effect to ‘smaller’ matters.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Ele Marchant

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