Taffy are to release new single 'Tumbling' / 'Boys Don't Cry' through Club AC30 on May 27th.
Much is made of the Stateside Anglophile tradition – music fans who look to the UK instead of their own output – but comparatively little is said about Japan's love of UK pop culture.
The Far East boasts a crop of groups who can out Britpop anything from the 90s, or out punk anything from the 70s. Able to translate Western influences into their own vivid culture, the island's sprawling shoegaze scene is well worth investigating.
Taffy are perhaps the best known exponents from the scene, and the four piece have a new single in the offing. Available from May 27th through redoubtable house of fuzz Club AC30, it contains two cuts which demonstrate all facets of the band.
A-side 'Tumbling' is hi-octane distortion, with those Fender Jazzmasters being stretched to within an inch of their lives. On the flip (remember those, digital music fans?) you can find a slowed down, noir cover of The Cure's early favourite 'Boys Don't Cry'.
If you're tickled by that sort of thing, then fear not – ClashMusic has been granted exclusive first play.
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Taffy are set to release 'Tumbling / Boys Don't Cry' on May 27th.