Taffy - Deep Dark Creep Love - New Ltd LP
Format: New LP Label: Club AC30 Cat. No. AC3016031 Barcode: 603375160319 Released: 05/07/2019
limited edition Purple with white and pink streaked vinyl
Critically acclaimed Japanese indie-pop four piece Taffy return this year with their fifth studio album. Deep Dark Creep Love encapsulates the bands infectious, melodic take on the noise-pop genre, with a greater emphasis on big choruses and backing vocals than their previous work. The material has honed in on that classic Taffy contrast which is musically light but delves into dark places vocally. In tone it feels softer, but effortlessly dips into tracks such as The Bates, based on Psycho's infamous lead and his sinister relationship with his mother. They've also recruited new guitarist Nao who's effectively built on the bands atmospheric guitar work and textured shoegaze sound. The LP masterfully showcases their renowned dreamy, sugar-sweet inflections, underpinned by Graham Coxon-esque 90's guitar riffs. A swirl of transcendental melodies, tracks such as Sunless Echo and lead single She and She are reverb-drenched, held in line by a solid and at times refrained rhythm section. Iris's unmistakable vocal backed with beautiful, psychedelic soundscapes. With sensibilities reminiscent of Elastica and The Stone Roses, Taffy have always been inspired by the works of British artists and shown that appreciation by covering them, and on Deep Dark Creep Love they decided to continue that tradition by playing homage to one of their favourites; Never Let Me Down by David Bowie. At its heart, it's a record about love. Whether it's new, old, romantic or platonic, it's about love for the people and things around you, both a love-letter to their fans, as well as a deeply personal insight into romance.