Courting have dropped a new single, ‘Tennis’ – listen

They're off on tour later this year, too.

Courting have dropped a new single, ‘Tennis’.

The track comes alongside the announcement that the band have signed with new label [PIAS], and are set to hit the road for a new run of tour dates this September and October.

Produced by GRAMMY-nominated James Dring (Gorillaz, Jamie T, Sorry, Lana Del Rey, Blur, Loyle Carner), ‘Tennis’ showcases a musical leap forward for the band. Speaking about the track, they explain: “Tennis is a paypig’s personal redemption narrative, set in “the city”, and told in two parts. A twisted tale of two lovers’ back and forth, bound by cricket, bodybuilding, and money. A story as old as time.

We named the song Tennis as a logical (but unrelated) sequel to our two previously released sports-related songs. To us, this felt like a natural ending to that idea. Dynamically, the second part of the song is supposed to represent a shift in tone for the character in which they realise their own worth and leave the situation that is set within the first part of the song.”

Those tour dates – which go on sale at 10am on Friday, 8th April – read:

SEPTEMBER:
20 Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
21 King Tuts, Glasgow
23 The Cluny, Newcastle
24 The Key Club, Leeds
25 Polar Bear Music Club, Hull
27 The Fulford Arms, York
28 Sidney & Matilda, Sheffield
29 The Sugarmill, Stoke on Trent
30 Arts Club, Liverpool

OCTOBER:
4 Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
5 The Exchange, Bristol
6 Cavern, Exeter
7 The Junction, Plymouth
8 The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
11 The Joiners, Southampton
12 O2 Academy, Oxford
13 Facebar, Reading
14 The Boileroom, Guilford
15 The Green Door Store, Brighton
18 The Portland Arms, Cambridge
19 MOTH Club, London

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