Track: Tuff Love – Carbon

Ahead of the Glasgow duos EP ‘Dregs’, out tomorrow (6th November), Tuff Love have shared what could be their most refined track to dates with Carbon. The band, probably not coincidentally, have a handful of live dates starting tonight at Iceland Airwaves in Reykjavik and taking in The Harley here in Sheffield and Dalston Victorian in London, before finishing at the Hug & Pint in their hometown.

There’s no hint of a rush about Carbon, as it lilts along, driven by these swathes of guitar and almost melodic bassline. Julie’s vocal sits on the top, ethereal and beautiful, and is swathed in these angelic backing harmonies. She say about the song “This song was originally called ‘Fuck Trolley’. I think it fit much better, and have not yet managed to adjust to the new name. Maybe ‘Fuck Trolley’ sounds abrasive or bad or hard, but to me it sounds very gentle and silvery. I think the song is about different kinds of family and the things that can tie us together.”

What’s not in doubt is that Tuff Love’s Carbon is compelling and beguiling and lovely. Check it out, here

Catch the band on their Dregs tour:

Nov 5 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavík
Nov 7 – Limbo, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Nov 8 – Swn Festival, Cardiff
Nov 9 – The Harley, Sheffield
Nov 10 – The Musician, Leicester
Nov 11 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
Nov 12 – Dalston Victoria, London
Nov 13 – Beacons Metro X DIY, Leeds
Nov 14 – The Castle, Manchester
Nov 15 – The Fulford Arms, York
Nov 21 – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

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