credit: Colin Medley
Toronto's dream pop sweethearts Tallies.
RIYL - Cocteau Twins, The Smiths, The Sundays, Aztec Camera
"already hotly tipped to feature in many of 2019’s end of year Best Of lists” – DROWNED IN SOUND
“Tallies have a jangly sound that at times recalls The Smiths, The Sundays and other ’80s alt bands, but singer Sarah Cogan’s smoky vocals pull things into other territory” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“While they’re still in their relative infancy, you might want to get out and see them live, so you can say “I saw them when…” – THE 405
TALLIES navigate an unfamiliar world on their confident self-titled debut album, which blends elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and surf rock into a fresh sound that’s all their own. The band was founded by singer and rhythm guitarist Sarah Cogan and lead guitarist Dylan Frankland, a couple who met in a sound engineering class. Tallies’ sound was fully realized with the addition of Frankland’s friend from childhood rock camp, drummer Cian O’Neill, and bassist Stephen Pitman. In a year since relocating to Toronto, the quartet have played shows with bands like Mudhoney, Hatchie and Weaves.
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