TUFF LOVE announce debut LP ‘Resort’ compilation due Jan 29th via Lost Map Records- New single ‘Crocodile’ streaming now

November 16, 2015
Martin Barker

Martin Barker




Glasgwegian duo Tuff Love are set to release their three EPs as one 15-track compilation. Due  Jan 29th via Lost Map Records, ‘Resort‘ brings together sell-outs ‘Junk‘ & ‘Dross‘ – both now unavailable – and the more recent EP ‘Dregs‘ to showcase the band’s shimmering guitar pop sounds. New single ‘Crocodile‘ from the upcoming record is streaming online now.

Speaking about the forthcoming release, Tuff Love went on to say “These are songs we started making in 2012 and finished in 2015, so it’s 3 whole years of Tuff Love. There’s a whole load of songs from Tuff Love 2012-2015 that didn’t make it onto this or the E.Ps but we felt these ones represented us best at the time and we’re proud of them. They were a labor of love. The tracks are in the order they were released on Junk, Dross and Dregs. 

We know it’s not an album in the sense that it was written to be an album, but we wanted to put a full stop after the three E.Ps, and releasing them all as ‘Resort’ seems like a cool way to do that!” 

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 dazzling, sun-streaked guitar pop songs with mesmerising lyrics, 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. Tuff Love are steadily making a name for themselves and ‘Resort‘ gives those who haven’t yet caught onto the buzz the perfect opportunity to experience the band’s enchanting indie brilliance all in one place.

A packed spring and summer of 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 PussyJoanna GruesomePAWS and Real Estate among many others.

Tuff Love have played festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Latitude, Wickerman, Indietracks, Long Division and many more. In November 2014 ‘Slammer’ – the lead single from the Dross EP – won the Rebel Playlist on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC 6 Music by a landslide. That track and each of their new tracks released since, ‘That’s Right’ and ‘Groucho’, have subsequently been B-listed by BBC 6 Music.

‘Resort’ track list:

1. Sweet Discontent (video)
2. Flamingo (video)
3. Copper
4. Poncho
5. Penguin
6. Slammer (video)
7. That’s Right (video)
8. Sebastian
9. Doberman
10. Cum
11. Duke (soundcloud) (video)
12. Crocodile
13. Threads
14. Amphibian
15. Carbon (soundcloud)

Resort’ artwork:

Tuff Love tour dates:

Nov 21 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow UK [TICKETS]
Dec 14 – La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris FR

More dates to be announced soon.

Praise for Tuff Love so far:

“A band to fall in love with” – The Guardian
“The makings of a very special band” – DIY
“Fuzzed out, sun-bleached exuberance” – The Line of Best Fit
“Depth and substance… they’re a hell of a prospect” – The Skinny
“A little bit of magic” – Gold Flake Paint
“Devastatingly cool” – GQ
“Seductively raw indie pop that hooks you instantly” – The Sun
“Love the sound that they’re making”-  Nemone, BBC 6 Music
“Each song is a fuzzy indie-pop classic” – The Scotsman
“Great college rock” – NME
“They’re headed for the big time” – Metro
“Deranged, stuttering alt rock with a heart of gold” – Clash
“Perfect pop music” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland

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