Vacant Gardens LP Reissues & New 7″ Released 20th May

Vacant Gardens is Glenn Donaldson (of The Reds, Pinks and Purples and a hundred others) and Jem Fanvu, collaborating on music and with the latter responsible for vocals and lyrics. The project began with the idea of combining heavy fuzz and slow-mo drum machine beats with Fanvu’s gentle almost trad-folk style vocals. Almost all of Donaldson’s…

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White Flowers Announce New EP & Tour In May

On 13th May, Tough Love will release the Are You EP by White Flowers, a four song follow up to the band’s much loved debut album, Day By Day. Recorded soon after the release of the album in the middle of 2021, Are You sees the band reconnect with esteemed producer Ali Chant, who they’d also worked with on the Within A Dream EP. It’s another…

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The Stroppies Release New Single, ‘Up To My Elbows’

Two days ahead of the start of their UK tour with Paul Weller, The Stroppies have today shared ‘Up To My Elbows’, the latest track from their forthcoming LP, Levity. You can stream/download from the usual places now. A limited edition vinyl pressing of album, which includes a bonus two song 7″, is available to pre-order now here Talking about the track, the…

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Jolly in the Bush by David West Out Today

Today marks the release of David West’s fourth eponymous record, Jolly In the Bush. By this point you’ll know David as the underground pop musician from Perth, Western Australia who has been in numerous interesting and more-or-less obscure acts over the decades – some include Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Total Control, Lace Curtain, Liberation,…

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The Stroppies Announce New Album, Levity, Out 5th May & Tour With Paul Weller

On 6th May, we will be releasing the second long player by Melbourne-based four piece, The Stroppies. Recorded at the start of 2022, Levity finds the band tackling life in the most locked-down city in the world with their now characteristic brand of whimsical odd-pop brilliance. Watch the band directed video for lead single, The Perfect Crime, below As well as CD…

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David West Shares Video For New Track, ‘You Must Be My Friend’

“You Must Be My Friend has a long-winded gestation story. on a tour i did on the east coast of the USA with the brilliant David Vassilotti, of Merchandise and solo renown, we stopped in at the house that Carson from Merchandise was living in at the time in Washington DC. the house was equipped with a very cool basement studio. on our night off there we had a…

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Star Party’s Debut Album, Meadow Flower, Out 11th March

Delighted to announce that on 11th March, Tough Love will be releasing the debut album by the Washington state-based two piece Star Party. Meadow Flower is eight tracks in under 20 minutes of buzzsaw guitar jangle punk, equal parts mid 80s Glasgow, K Records’ Olympia and DIY fearlessness. Alongside the usual digital formats, there’s two different vinyl…

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Summer At Land’s End by The Reds, Pinks and Purples Out Today

“An indiepop Mark Rothko” – MOJO (4/5) “A brilliant songwriter on an incredible hot streak” – Bandcamp – Album of the Day “Unhurried echo-pop reminiscent of The Magnetic Fields, R.E.M., and Robert Smith” – Flood Magazine “Shows [Donaldson] to have perfected his articulate, emotionally…

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White Flowers Remixes EP Out Today

Right on time for Bandcamp Friday is the new remix EP from White Flowers, featuring the previously hard remix by Jez Williams from Doves (who originally produced the band’s debut album), and beautiful reworks by 4AD legends Insides and label mates Peel Dream Magazine. Stream/download as you prefer here.  More White Flowers news coming next month…

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New David West Album, Jolly in the Bush, Out 4th March

Jolly In The Bush is David West’s fourth eponymous record, following Drop Out Of Collage (2014), Peace Or Love (2016) and Cherry On Willow (2017). David is an underground pop musician from Perth, Western Australia and has been in numerous interesting and more-or-less obscure acts over the decades – some include Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Total Control,…

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