Monday, 28 February 2011
Although the name ‘Cuffs ’ might not necessarily strike you as one of a band, put the images of S&M and Bondage to the side, and concentrate on listening to the amazing surge of soft vocals, warm indie guitar and resonating lyrics.
They reside in Cambridge MA, next to Harvard University and describe their sound as “post-graduate quarter life crisis, realizing you are no longer in your mid-twenties and day dreaming about living in London circa 1987 – think Monochrome Set with Ira Kaplan on guitar or the Embarrassment trying to write Prefab Sprout songs”.
All the band members are musically pretty well off: two of them having played in an indie-pop band Pants Yell, the bassist in Big Troubles and the guitarist in Reports. It’s time this amalgamation of indie-pop talent got their deserved recognition so they can be well on their way to 2011 indie-pop-world domination.
Watch out for their new 7” single due out in May via Ride the Snake Records. Instead of heading to the sex shop to get another pair of those plastic cuffs with no key, in the false hope you will one day sexually harass someone, head to the record shop and get some real Cuffs.
Listen to a demo of ‘Privilege’ below.
Cuffs - Albert Kroft by gardenparty
Summary: American indie-pop that means something
For fans of: Adam and the Ants, The Vaselines, Two Door Cinema Club
Listen to: Privilege, Albert Kroft
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