Hailing from the suburbs of Tokyo, the ferocious quartet Taffy return with their intoxicating compilation album ‘Plus +++’ out on Club AC30 Records on June 23rd.
Following their critically acclaimed second album ‘Lixiviate’ and a recent UK tour with The Wedding Present, Taffy are establishing themselves as a firm favourite on the UK scene.
‘Plus+++’ is a kaleidoscope of fuzzed-up shoegaze pop gems offering up an unforgiving slice of indie. The lush sweet-pop vocals on ‘tune in a jar’ and ‘jolly orange’ against the full throttle bass, turbulent guitars and raucous percussion are as charming as their titles suggest. Cinematic love song, ‘kms’ boasts a powerfully hypnotic rhythm section reminiscent of John Murphy (28 Days Later).
Originally a B-side to single ‘Flower Chain’, ‘theron’ captures vintage indie melancholy, channelling the spirit of Ride and Slowdive, setting the distortion to maximum. ‘Uriseas’, taken from their debut Salt Water, is a relentless odyssey of heavy guitars and the upbeat ‘have u?’ has a sunny and seductive disposition.
This catchy compilation packs a speedy forty minutes with nostalgic indie but its Taffy’s infectious combination of punk, grunge and shoegaze that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Grabbing a legion of fans along the way, their energetic performances have included Madame JoJo’s ‘White Heat’ and Shepherd’s Bush Empire along with Play Time festival in Mongolia and regular sell-out gigs in Tokyo.
1. tune in a jar
2. jolly orange
4. apple days
6. in the fields i lay
8. have u?
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