Monday, May 5, 2014
REVIEW: Tuff Love - Junk EP
The easiest thing to write about the EP is that it is well executed garage pop. However, that really doesn't do it justice. The vocals transcend that genre, with well inflected lyrics bracket by timely oohhs and aahhs. However, perhaps most notable is the range. There are beefy guitar lines and stout rhythms, but there is plenty of summery shimmer to balance the noise. At times their music reminds me of the late Leeds outfit Manhattan Love Suicides, but Tuff Love has a more direct and accessible approach.
Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (guitar), Suse Bear (bass) and Michael O'Hara (drums). The Junk EP is out now in vinyl and digital formats from Johnny Lynch's Lost Map Records.
Lost Map Records