TALLIES NEW SINGLE – MOTHER DEBUT ALBUM - TALLIES (11 JANUARY) FEAR OF MISSING OUT RECORDS “Matching the song-writing prowess of The Sundays or Teenage Fanclub against the sheer lust for sound evident in the Cocteau Twins” - CLASH Toronto-based indie-pop band Tallies have released their new single ‘Mother’, taken from their self-titled debut album – which will be released 11 January 2019 via Fear of Missing Out Records. The band are set to play FOCUS Wales in May next year with more European tour dates to be announced soon. Crafting their own exquisite jangly pop, ‘Mother’ tackles the complicated, beautiful and often messy moments in a mother-daughter relationship, as lead-singer Sarah Cogan explains: “'Mother' is about the age when all your Mother’s advice starts to make sense, or make no sense at all. It’s deciding when to go with or against what you were raised to believe. We’re not always going to agree with our parents, but we can always learn from everything we agree on and especially everything we don’t.” 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 while attending Algonquin College (Ontario, Canada). Tallies’ sound was fully realised with the addition of Frankland’s friend from childhood rock camp, drummer Cian O’Neill, and bassist Stephen Pitman. Growing up with a music-obsessed father, Dylan Frankland was introduced to greats like The Smiths, The Sundays, Aztec Camera, and Cocteau Twins. He subconsciously carried these influences into Tallies, which is evident in the Johnny Marr stylings of his guitar riffs and the Robin Guthrie-tinged shoegaze textures of his production. The album was co-produced by Frankland and Josh Korody at Toronto’s Candle Recordings, a hot spot where locals like Metz, Dilly Dally, Austra, and Weaves have made indie classics. It’s also where Frankland works as an engineer/producer. With upbeat percussion, melodic bass riffs, and magnetic guitar leads, Tallies puts one-of-a-kind melodies to the universal impact of adulthood hitting you square in the face. Tallies are: Sarah Cogan (vocals, rhythm guitar), Dylan Frankland (lead guitar), Cian O’Neill (drums), and Stephen Pitman (bass). Tallies self-titled debut album is released 11 January 2019 via Fear of Missing Out Records. UPCOMING UK DATES: 16-18th May – Wrexham, FOCUS Wales More to be announced.