Tough Tits. Anxious. In words.

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Can’t help noticing that on the press release for this new single (‘Anxious’ b/w ‘No Know’) I don’t get a sniff of a mention. Line of Best Fit, Louder than War, Vice, The Quietus… oh yeah baby. Not us individuals operating without a support system, though. We don’t register.

Clearly we ain’t a) literate enough, b) witty enough, c) well-known enough or d) part of the gang.

Maybe I just ain’t linear enough.

Fuck ’em. I’m gonna write about ’em again whether they like it or not.

Tough Tits. Their new single is raw, brutal, in-yr-face, uncompromising and oddly melodic. Starts like the Dead Kennedys’ ‘Holiday in Cambodia’ and then pierces the gloom like visceral shrapnel. It’s all about insecurity and waiting and the knowledge that distorted vocals communicate both way better than non-distorted vocals. Just ask Stef Petticoat. It’s all about insecurity and the knowledge that although you know deep inside you’re way better than that fuckhead you want to communicate with there’s no way you’re ever gonna let them know that. It’s all about the trebly piercing guitar refrain. It’s all about the shitfaced dynamics. It’s all about the energy and passion and uselessness of words. That’s the A-side.

The B-side is like that, only even more so – and with a not-at-all veiled barb at privilege. It speeds up, slows down, and it pulses heads against walls. It’s fucking great in a way that former NME bands will never be.

And that’s it. I’m done, impotent and useless.

Here’s the Bandcamp.

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