The usual perception with shoegaze bands is that noise is taken for granted, overthrowing any level of clarity to obscure any aesthetic deficiencies. Sonic commissariats Tennis System convey cathartic passion with a torrent of saturated noise. But this is only found in principle – beneath vigorous guitar squalls and delicate distortion lays an assured sense of narrative thrust. The sound is heavy, yet inviting, which clouds its striking hooks behind layers of drifting high-frequency clatter. Their appearance is masked by delirium, but Tennis System do have a furtive desire to compound all those elements and convert it with a high level of pop songcraft. A visit to their Bandcamp page features the entirely of their latest release “Teenagers”, which should swab your ears with wistful noise bliss in time for what should be an essential visit to whichever venue they play in 2012.