Interview With Taffy
STIR-FRYING SHOEGAZE, PSYCH, PUNK AND POP IN THE WOK OF AWESOMENESS
Taffy are a pop-inspired shoegaze quartet from Tokyo. They mix the best bits of bubblegum punk with fuzz, psych and a dash of Britpop, and end up sounding like an Echobelly and Ramones supergroup playing Helen Love covers in the style of Ride. With a sound that bridges the gap between Shonen Knife’s punk-pop and Melt Banana’s art-noise tendencies, Taffy soon gained a fervent live following in their native city and have now begun exporting their wares globally to the receptive sound of a cumulative buzz.
Their debut album (Caramel Sunset) was released earlier this year on Club AC30 and is a charming distillation of the band’s record collections. Not content with simply wearing their influences on their sleeve, the brilliantly-crafted songs are delivered with Taffy’s own idiosyncratic panache. Check out the video for Flower Chain below and download the cryptically title track =3 here to see what I mean.