May 8, 2014

EP: The Tuts - Time to Move On

The Tuts are the only kids at the playground punk enough to embrace their grazed knees.

The Tuts are roaming the streets of West London, selling their sound that tastes like fairy-floss with a catch: instead of dissolving on your tongue, it punches you in the tonsils. Their latest EP, Time to Move On, is a spotless demonstration of how well a band can work when drawing influences from more than one genre; it’s like this trio have crammed both punk and pop into some tupperware, stamped it all in with the bottom of their boots, and passed it around a tween’s birthday party.

Time to Move On upholds a quick beat accompanied by lively vocals like a shaken up and fizzy soda can. This vibe bustles through the entirety of the EP, and could potentially distract you from their inner punk influences strained out of bands like The Libertines – but tracks like "1, 2, 3" let these girls bare their teeth with lines like: “1, 2 3 / I don’t want to talk to you / 4, 5 6 / you can suck my dick." The tension that trembles between their bubbly sound and these unsympathetic, hard-hitting lyrics are the core ingredients that makes The Tuts what they are. They’re like a new wave of Powerpuff Girls, but instead of getting told what to by the Mayor or their dads, they’re driven by each other: the staple that should be at the core of any all-girl band. The only “tut-tut-tuting” – “tut”: pronounced as an alveolar click; used as an exclamation of contempt, disdain, impatience, etc. – you will hear from anyone talking about this EP will be from the tongue and teeth of your lame aunt that exclusively listens to Michael Buble covering Christmas carols. Really, your priorities shouldn’t be in getting your Aunt to like you. Tell her to call you back when she’s fronted an all-girl band and has opened for Kate Nash.


Listen to The Tuts on bandcamp.

Madalyn Trewin, a scrawny Australian teenager, who is feeding her obsession with dogs, David Lynch and Daniel Johnston twenty-four hours a day. If not that, she's writing about things she likes and saturating her friends in glitter so she can take photos of them to post onto her blog.