An exuberant mix of artistic sophistication and pop hooks
TUYS have released their upcoming album and short film, TUYS turn into Reality Management Ltd., a company selling realities to frustrated clients. It is scheduled to be released over the course of the next eight months and is aimed at discussing alternative truths in times of echo chambers and polarisation.
Open Ears On A Straitjacket Party is a song as confusing as both its title and the year it was written (2020). It is a track about distorted public discussion and the entanglement of subjective and objective realities. The video reveals the back office of Reality Management Ltd. and the short film’s protagonist Thomas Tank. Between energetic live shows and cinematic videos, TUYS crafts an exuberant mix of artistic sophistication and pop hooks.
The band was founded in 2007 by three primary school friends and continues to be their life project with a new base in Berlin. They create driving art rock and emotive psych-pop music with chiming guitars, synths, and wide-ranging vocals.
Their music is accompanied by visual storytelling that explores metafiction and aesthetic satire. The video to their latest single “Muddy Beach” has premiered on CLASH and the track was featured by Wonderland or Spotify’s “Indie Brandneu”, “New Music Friday” and “Indie Goesting”. Spotify Benelux hailed “Saturday Night” as one of the “best indie songs of 2020”.
TUYS have supported The 1975, Everything Everything, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Seconds to Mars or The Kooks in the past and played festivals such as MS Dockville, The Great Escape or Reeperbahn Festival. TUYS will be touring throughout their album campaign with the first dates scheduled for autumn:
3-5.11 – Reykjavik – Iceland Airwaves
16.11 – Stuttgart – Café Galao
18.11 – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
22.11 – Darmstadt – Schlosskeller
23.11 – Hamburg – Astra Stube
25.11 – Leipzig – Noch Besser Leben