The band who released my favourite song of 2010, Tennis, are back with a cover of ‘Is It True’, by Brenda Lee, which was out in 1964. Tennis singer Alaina, who is pictured looking amazing in the above photo said: “Brenda Lee has been a great source of inspiration for me. We stumbled across the song ‘Is It True’, a less popular single she recorded later in her career and loved it not just for her more mature, crackly voice, but for the randomly awesome inclusion of a very young Jimmy Page on electric guitar. The song is such a jam, we really enjoyed the chance to record it ourselves. Despite the limitations of recording it on a 4-track cassette, and then having to mix it in a pinch on an 11 year old lap top, that crashed regularly, all the parts we love are there.”

Listen via Soundcloud below and download it via a teeny tiny widget thing just below. Then go listen to their album Cape Dory to fill you with summertime happiness.


Tennis – ‘Is It True’