Toronto-based Tallies shares "Wound Up Tight" – which arrives with a video directed by Christopher Mills – and b-side, "Heaven's Touch" which will make up a mini-EP alongside last year's single, "No Dreams of Fayres".
"Wound Up Tight" continues to deliver on the promises that Tallies debut record outlined pulling on the shoegaze/dream-pop tropes of Lush, The Sundays, The Smiths, etc, placing laser-focused guitar lines below washes of synth and electronics. The accompanying video helps bring to life some of the rushing soundscapes, marrying them with stuttering camera shots depicting car journeys.
On "Wound Up Tight" singer Sarah Cogan explains: "This song is about being stuck in a constant rotating vicious cycle that makes one want to tear their own hair out. It's about a feeling towards someone who just doesn’t care enough to make a change." When discussing "Heaven's Touch," Cogan explains: "This song is someone’s pleas for more love, more time, and more effort from their partner. They’re willing to do whatever it takes in exchange for more love."
“Dreamy guitar pop with that Canadian sensibility, with influences ranging from The Pastels to The Sundays, Orange Juice, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart"
– Clash Magazine
"... both brooding and bright, merging jangly, psychedelic guitar tones with a crashing beat that runs into the distance with vocalist Sarah Cogan’s angelic vocals"
– The Line of Best Fit