After recently announcing news of their debut LP Resort, which compiles their three EPs to date as one 15-track record, due Jan 29th via Lost Map Records, Glaswegian guitar-pop duo Tuff Love share a kaleidoscopic new video for “Crocodile”.
The band are set to play a run of UK shows in February, with The Prettiots and have been announced for The Great Escape Festival this upcoming May.
The ‘Crocodile’ video was directed by Ben Cowie & Alan Cameron of Glaswegian collective Wake Up Advice. Cowie went on to shed some light on the making of the video as he said “Using mirrors, lighting and kaleidoscopes, we wanted to skew the viewers perspective and have a bit of fun treading the psychedelic line, without it looking like something straight out the 60’s!”
Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals) plus live drummer Iain Stewart (also a member of The Phantom Band). They come from Glasgow and they write sun-streaked guitar pop songs with heart-wrenching vocals and dreamy melodies like the sound of pure summer. They make all their music in Suse’s flat, self-engineering and self-producing everything.
A busy 2015 saw Tuff Love personally invited to support first reformed shoegaze legends Ride on their first UK tour in 20 years and then later their most famous fan, Scottish soul-pop singer Paolo Nutini, at a special one-off outdoor show at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park (also featuring legendary disco queen Grace Jones). Elsewhere on their travels they’ve shared stages with the likes of Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, PAWS and Real Estate among many others.
‘Resort’ track list:
1. Sweet Discontent (video)
7. That’s Right