Horseshoe Tavern

Tennis – Tickets – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – March 11th, 2017

Tennis

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Tennis

Overcoats

Sat, March 11, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$17.50

This event is 19 and over

Advance tickets also available at The Horseshoe front bar, Rotate This & Soundscapes

Tennis
Tennis
Tennis is comprised of couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The Denver-based duo began
writing music together as a way to document their time living at sea on a small forty year old
sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory which saw them quickly become one of
the most alluring and blogged about bands of the new decade. Moore and Riley followed Cape
Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient,” and
debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for
three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1
remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. In 2013 the Small Sound EP debuted on
Communion Music, followed by thousands of miles on the road, and a support tour with sister
super-group, Haim. In 2014, the duo released Ritual In Repeat. Produced by Patrick Carney
(The Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon) and Richard Swift (The Shins), this full length showcases a
band in full control of their sound and craft. With well over 12 million streams and multiple
television spots, the album has been received with open arms by loyal fans as well as new. Now
they are on tour again precipitating the release of new material.
Overcoats
Overcoats is New York-based female duo Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their sound captivates, combining electronic backdrops with soaring, harmonic intimacy — a sort of Chet Faker meets Simon & Garfunkel. Overcoats' songs draw strength from vulnerability, finding uplifting beauty in simple, honest songwriting.

Their self-titled debut EP released in June 2015 felt magnetic, attracting critics and fans alike. Its four tracks are smooth, dark, and spacious. Wrapped in dusky reverb, the duo's voices glide over shivering chords and minimal electronics.

Smaller than My Mother and The Fog surge with dance-floor energy, while Little Memory and Walk On unfold in gentle, soulful waves.

This debut EP catapulted Overcoats across the Atlantic into a three-month tour. Their most notable performances included showcases in London, a headline show at Dublin's renowned Whelan's, and a set at Longitude Festival alongside the likes of James Blake, Hozier, and Ibeyi. The duo returned to New York in November to play a packed room at Mercury Lounge. Overcoats is now based in New York, performing and recording new material in studio.

Overcoats' new single Nighttime Hunger is a step towards a darker, more ambitious sound. Grounded in the duo's trademark soulful minimalism, the song is about the fears that subside by day but emerge and consume us by night. The duo's voices weave together in hypnotic ebb and flow — "nighttime hunger / and all the fears that it brings / tend to fade in the light / in daytime I build / a new me but still / dread the night." They descend into the hook, "when the darkness comes," a repetitive and haunting refrain. Nighttime Hunger is the slow, silvery light playing across your ceiling at 3am, keeping you from sleep.

More than just a band, Overcoats is a friendship, an artistic duo whose songwriting is musical empathy that verges on telepathy. The two have a clear vision of the sound they want to make together – they operate under one creative impulse. To compose the percussion for the track, Overcoats hit buckets, glass jars, bottles, and whatever else they could find in the alleyway outside their studio. They approach music-making with both freedom and focus, but the strength of their connection, in both voice and as artists is what makes Overcoats so distinct. They share a sonic intuition – and the result is mesmerizing.

-Chris Gortmaker, AuralWes
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/