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.
Tuff Love are set to release their three EPs as one 15-track compilation titled 'Resort'. Due Jan 29th via Lost Map Records, 'Resort' brings together sell-outs 'Junk' & 'Dross' - both now unavailable - and the more recent EP 'Dregs'. They had this to say about the forthcoming release;
"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 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. Watch the video for their latest single 'Crocodile' below.
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. Elsewhere on their travels they’ve shared stages with the likes of Perfect Pussy, Joanna Gruesome, PAWS and Real Estate.
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.
Feb 5th - Stereo, Glasgow UK
Feb 22nd - Summerhall, Edinburgh UK*
Feb 24th - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK*
Feb 25th - London Fields Brewery, London UK*
Mar 29th - La Salle du grand Marais (LSFM), Riorges FR
Apr 1st - Le Divan du Monde (LSFM), Paris FR
Apr 2nd - Les Trinitaires (LFSM), Metz FR
May 19th - The Great Escape, Brighton UK
*with The Prettiots