Photo: El Dodds, @el_dodds

Lynks pines for their instructor on the tickling “Tennis Song”

We’re now less than a month away from the release of Lynks‘ much anticipated debut album Abomination. With four songs from it already out in the world, they’re still unloading the goodies with a new single called “Tennis Song”

Whereas most of Lynks’ songs are an intense dance-pop workout, “Tennis Song” is a trilling and slightly twee little alt-pop bop. The arrangement features a simple drum machine click and chintzy synths glazed with lovey-dovey harmonies. It’s perfectly low key setting for this tale of Lynks falling in love with their strapping tennis instructor, despite him being straight. They’re so infatuated that they go so far as admitting “you made a gay boy love sports / that’s not easy to do / but you did it”. Predictably, their love goes unreturned and when they see the instructor with another partner it leaves Lynks full of regret and longing – which soon turns to loathing for tennis. A typically chucklesome Lynks tune with a different approach, it goes to show that Abomination is going to be packed with surprises.

Check out “Tennis Song” below or find it on streamers.

Lynks’ debut album Abomination arrives on 12 April via Heavenly (pre-order/save). Lynks can be found on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They have these tour dates ahead:

12 April – UK, Margate – Elsewhere
13 April – UK, Bristol – SWX
14 April – UK, Southampton – Papillon
16 April – UK, Brighton – Chalk
17 April – UK, London – KOKO
19 April – UK, Manchester – Canvas Club
20 April – UK, Leeds – The Wardrobe
21 April – UK, Glasgow – Saint Luke’s
23 April – UK, Birmingham – Mama Roux’s
24 April – UK, Cambridge – Junction

26 April Paris Le Hasard Ludique
27 April Netherlands Oranjepop Festival
28 April Brussels Le Nuits Botanique
30 April Amsterdam Tolhuistuin
1 May Antwerp Trix Café
2 May Cologne Artheater
3 May Berlin Cassiopeia
4 May Hamburg Turmzimmer