QMU Live Fest with Tuff Love, Tijuana Bibles, GoodCopGreatCop, Copper Lungs, The Youth and Young, The Rockalls, Josephine Sillars, LYLO, The Insomniac Project

“Did anyone used to go to Rev?” “Is Cheesy Pop still a thing?” You can tell what bands went to Glasgow uni tonight! Let’s be honest, it’s totally weird being back at the QMU, this was a regular daytime haunt in my early uni days and seven years on a lot has changed, but yetContinue reading “QMU Live Fest with Tuff Love, Tijuana Bibles, GoodCopGreatCop, Copper Lungs, The Youth and Young, The Rockalls, Josephine Sillars, LYLO, The Insomniac Project”

EPs of 2015 (10-1)

20-11  –  10-1  –  Tracks & albums 10 Turtle – Push Jon Cooper aka Turtle’s EP Push is titled as ambiguously as the music that inhabits it. It’s clean, but somehow gritty, it’s beautifully mixed and it happens to be just a great show on how to write ambient electronic music. ‘The River’ sounds like it shouldContinue reading “EPs of 2015 (10-1)”

Tuff Love (album launch), Bossy Love at Stereo, 5/2/16

Tonight’s set is any Tuff Love enthusiast’s dream with the band playing through nearly everything they’ve ever released. Most of this is featured on Resort, the band’s new release, a compilation of the three EPs; Junk, Dross and Dregs. The show highlights all the best features of Tuff Love showcased on the compilation, with theirContinue reading “Tuff Love (album launch), Bossy Love at Stereo, 5/2/16”

Tracks of 2015 (20-11)

30-21  –  20-11  –  10-1  –  EPs & albums 20 Tuff Love – Duke [Lost Map] Eerie harmonic vocals combine with jangling rhythmic guitar to produce elusive lo-fi sounds in ‘Duke’, arguably the pick of the tracks featured on two wondrous EPs fro Tuff Love in 2015. The lyrics are meshed in amongst distorted melodies, the chorus isContinue reading “Tracks of 2015 (20-11)”

Tuff Love – Resort [Lost Map]

It’s been hard to avoid Tuff Love and the buzz they have created since releasing their debut EP, Junk in 2014. Just about every blog or website that got wind of them continued to follow them, this included a slew of press for releases and interviews. Since their first release they’ve had great support slotsContinue reading “Tuff Love – Resort [Lost Map]”

Tuff Love – Dregs [Lost Map]

Everything on Dregs seems at odds with the dreamy, wandering vocals of Tuff Love’s Julie Eisenstein and Suse Bear. The name, Dregs – monosyllabic, Germanic, full of heavy consonants – the single-word song titles, the two hard snare-drum beats that open the album, the clarity of the guitars, the instantly memorable melody to ‘Amphibian’s chorus;Continue reading “Tuff Love – Dregs [Lost Map]”

Doune The Rabbit Hole, 23/8/15

Sunday at Doune and we’ve found a touch of familiarity about the site, only today it seems to be filled with yellow as Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 closing things tonight and their fans seem to engulf the festival site in what could resemble a cult if you weren’t aware a silly, fun-times bandContinue reading “Doune The Rabbit Hole, 23/8/15”

West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15

After worrying about whether or not I would be able to see the majority of the great bands playing across Oran Mor’s three stages, I was extremely pleased to see that the running order would allow me to move almost effortlessly between stages, hardly missing a second of each set. My early arrival gives meContinue reading “West End Festival All Dayer at Oran Mor, 21/6/15”

Under The Covers Valentines Compilation [Fuzzkill]

Fuzzkill Records are becoming a force of nature on the Glasgow music scene, putting out releases by a wide array of great local bands, throwing the odd party of a show and generally just enjoying the well-deserved success that has been growing for a good while now. This Valentines special cover comp is indicative ofContinue reading “Under The Covers Valentines Compilation [Fuzzkill]”

Tuff Love – ‘That’s Right’ [Lost Map]

Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals) became fast friends upon crossing paths a couple of years back in Glasgow, quickly bonding over what they found to be a similar musical outlook: thankfully, they took those tastes and influences and channelled them into one of the more infectious bands of recent times, TuffContinue reading “Tuff Love – ‘That’s Right’ [Lost Map]”