We’re very happy to announce that Tuff Love will be playing at The Harley on Monday 9th November.
Tuff Love are Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals), two close-knit pals living in Glasgow, Scotland – creators of hyper-infectious, fuzzed-up, lo-fi pop music that the city is so famous for. Writing together in Suse’s bedroom, and recording everything by themselves, their musical partnership has produced a flurry of addictive, perfectly formed songs – tied together by heart-wrenching harmonies, swoon-inducing lyrics, and sun-soaked dreamy melodies.
2014 has been a busy one. Following the release of their debut, Junk E.P., in May – on dazzling 10” white vinyl, via Scottish independent label Lost Map Records – the band embarked on tours of the UK and mainland-Europe, as well as enjoying an endless summer of festivals, with performances at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Wickerman, Coconut Festival (France), Howlin’ Fling, Cloudspotting and Long Division. Over this time they have built up a sturdy live reputation, opening for sell-out crowds with Real Estate, Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, Honeyblood, and PAWS.
Adored by radio – and championed by the likes of Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens, Gideon Coe, Vic Galloway, among many others – Tuff Love were filmed in session for BBC Introducing, and also performed as part of the BBC Academy series. The press have been equally smitten; with two separate features with The Guardian (“a band to fall in love with”), a 2 page interview in DIVA (“our new favourite indie band”), profiles in NME Radar (“great college rock”), Metro and Daily Record, amongst other national publications, and with the Junk E.P. receiving glowing praise across the board – both online and in print.
Advance tickets £6.00 from harleylive.co.uk/ticket-shop or in person with no booking fee from the venue.