King Tuff is a mythical creature that escapes fair definition. His garage sound is one that is capable of serving as the mind’s soundtrack – that is to say, it can get stuck in your head with relative ease. Go watch a show and you tell us if you agree. Highly energetic in his own muted idiom, King Tuff took the stage at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly with Sun Medallion in place (see here if you don’t know what this is). The rest of the group rounded out the evening’s sound playing tracks from the Was Dead and new self-titled albums with the bulk coming from the latter.
Hailing from the motor city, King Tuff’s former project was in the group Happy Birthday. He was the lead vocalist there as well. Kyle Thomas is a talent comparable to Ty Segall, John Dwyer or Jay Reatard. His song writing and composing efforts are assisted by his distinctive vocal delivery. Delivering the first recorded material in 2010, King Tuff is putting out through and through solid albums devoid of skippable tracks. Now on Sub-Pop, formerly on Burger, the King Tuff project is hitting its’ stride. Check them out and our videos below: