We caught up with The Tuts ahead of their performance at the Solidarity Not Silence benefit show alongside Dream Nails, Girli and Alice Go & Bella Pod.
The Tuts have long been one of the best and brightest new bands in the UK, for what they do and what they represent. This all-female, all-feminist, DIY “3-Tone” trio (of proud Caribbean, English and Indian/Pakistani origin) are avatars in the ongoing debate over inclusivity in the music scene, as well as a powerful musical unit by any standards. The Tuts have conclusively confirmed that a band can still survive and thrive on today’s terms with the right combination of graft and tenacity, building a fan base so strong that they hit their album crowd-funding target on Pledge Music within 5 days of the launch.
The band met as teenagers and learned the fierce working-class work ethic that has them literally doing-it-themselves. We’re excited to see them playing at Oslo, Hackney next month on 5th December. Tickets on sale now – get yours here. The show will feature awesome feminist punk from the piece alongise Dream Nails, plus DJ sets from Girli, Alice Go and Bella Pod.
We caught up with The Tuts ahead of the show to find out about a few things that make them tick (or not)…
Three words to describe our/my music
Beverley: Uniting all the races
Nadia: old man punk
Harriet: Three Tone Queens
Favourite ever film…
Beverley: Billy Elliot
Nadia: four weddings and a funeral
Favourite instagram account…
Nadia: my own
Beverley: David Lachapelle
The best venue I’ve played…
Berveley: Our own headline show at the Lexington when our album up date your brain dropped. It was electric.
Harriet: The Oslo in Hackney. Although it hasn’t happened yet and we’re playing there on the 5th December for the Solidarity Not Silence benefit I can tell it’ll be the BEST
The song I can’t listen to…
Harriet: There’s this weird remix of the ‘combine harvester’ song that makes me feel motion sick
Beverley: Katrina and the waves- Love shine a light
Nadia: everything on mainstream radio
The worst job I’ve ever had…
Harriet: Brentford Football club serving burgers
Nadia: Sales assistant in a shop called Menkind
My favourite meal to cook…
Harriet: Vegan Tacos
Nadia: I prefer someone else to cook
If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Nadia: the libertines or spice girls
Harriet: Avril Lavigne- exclusively playing the ‘Let Go’ album
My Favourite word….
If I had a superpower I’d want it to be….
Nadia: bring justice to legal cases
Bev: Bottomless stomach
Harriet: Time travel/teleportation
If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
I think you should listen to…
Nadia: Colour Me Wednesday
Harriet: Joyce Delaney
If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Nadia: Amy Winehouse
Harriet: Ariana Grande front row