To celebrate the news of signing to Royal Mountain records LA quartet Cuffed Up are back with a new song “Canaries”
Fronted by Ralph Torrefranca and Sapphire Jewell, their dual vocal frenzy recalls the off beat dynamism of peak Sonic Youth with the pulsating edge of Prolapse and Placebo.
Despite the 90s references above, the band are influenced by the likes of UK acts IDLES and Shame and “Canaries” is a song for the now, dripping with intent, guitars aptly on fire to accompany the hook ‘don’t settle down, don’t compromise.’
The band say the song is ‘about going down a path that you know is wrong but you keep going because some form of shame is driving you. You’ve put warnings in place, like the canaries, but ignore them when they alert you of danger.’
Following their self-titled debut EP last year, we’re expecting more new material soon and you can catch Cuffed Up supporting The Joy Formidable on tour later in the year.