Tuff Love (EP launch), Min Diesel, The Pooches at Sleazy’s, 6/2/14

First up is James Hindle from The Pooches, who gives a strong set despite seeming a little nervous; but who wouldn’t be nervous performing solo when you’re used to being accompanied by others. The Sleazy’s basement is already busy, but the atmosphere remains relaxed as Hindle treats the audience to a number of soft rockContinue reading “Tuff Love (EP launch), Min Diesel, The Pooches at Sleazy’s, 6/2/14”

Tuff Love – Dross [Lost Map]

Tuff Love’s second EP, Dross, from Scottish Indie label Lost Map starts the band off on a strong foot for the New Year. Dross, being far more solid than it’s predecessor, Junk, also on Lost Map, has been ready for some time and the band asked us to include that they feel like “it’s beenContinue reading “Tuff Love – Dross [Lost Map]”

EPs of 2014

18 Daniel Mutch – Remedy & Therapy With Remedy & Therapy, Mutch has managed to present us with five remarkable tracks well worth spilling out of any speaker or set of headphones over the winter period and we’d be fools not to oblige. [review] 18 So Many Animal Calls – Burden [Bloc+] So Many AnimalContinue reading “EPs of 2014”

Tracks of 2014

19 Atom Tree – ‘Sinner’ [Hotgem] The opening track of the Glasgow electronic trio’s latest EP, Clouds, introduced us to vocalist Julie Knox, who’s powerful and emotive voice slides brilliantly into Atom Tree’s deep synthpop, alerting people the trio on a much bigger scale than before, and rightfully so. 19 Call To Mind – ‘Breathe’Continue reading “Tracks of 2014”

Tuff Love – ‘Slammer’ [Lost Map]

Tuff Love have had a tremendous year, playing some of the most prestigious festivals in the country, including Glastonbury and T in the Park, and opening up for some of Glasgow’s hottest bands such as PAWS and Honeyblood. Next year is set to be just as hectic for the duo with the release of theirContinue reading “Tuff Love – ‘Slammer’ [Lost Map]”

SHARPTOOTH (Single Launch), Tuff Love, Pennycress at 13th Note, 23/10/14

An intense haze of devastating shouting greets you in the 13th Note stairway as you make way down to catch the beginning of Pennycress’ set. Given a few minutes the trio settle into their set and some fuzzy pop notes shines through, a few bits of onstage banter do feel on the wrong side ofContinue reading “SHARPTOOTH (Single Launch), Tuff Love, Pennycress at 13th Note, 23/10/14”

Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Tuff Love at Mono, 31/7/14

It seems like I’m repeating myself every time I see Tuff Love, it’s becoming such a regular occurrence that I’m running out of superlatives to describe them. Tonight Julie, Suse and Michael open proceedings in front a large shiny triangle, which we’re unsure is part of the night or part of the exhibition currently runningContinue reading “Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Tuff Love at Mono, 31/7/14”

T in the Park, Friday, 11/7/14

There’s sweltering sunshine around the now legendary grounds of Balado, and Scotland’s biggest festival is ready to say one big goodbye to the airfield that many have enjoyed the best parties of their lives in for just short of two decades. Yes, T in the Park, whether you personally love it or hate it doesContinue reading “T in the Park, Friday, 11/7/14”

T Break: Find Your T Highlight Here

It’s another year, it’s another summer and here’s hoping it’ll be as nice last year, yes the blistering heat of T last year left a few people a little worse for wear, staggering about looking for the next luke warm lager, but we can have no argument that’d it’s more fun in the sun. HoweverContinue reading “T Break: Find Your T Highlight Here”

Real Estate, Tuff Love at The Classic Grand, 26/5/14

Glasgow’s hot ticket Tuff Love open the night, and the power garage three-piece deliver a mix heavy grunge guitars and sweet pop melodies. They don’t seem to care about the hype surrounding them, which makes them even more cool; they’re no nonsense, no frills attached and play to get the show done though it’s obviousContinue reading “Real Estate, Tuff Love at The Classic Grand, 26/5/14”