Whilst it's true to say the phrase 'critically-acclaimed' is often thrown about by any band that comes within even a whiff of a semi-decent review, 'Tough Love', the second album by hard-rocking Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses released in January of this year is truly deserving of those two words and the proof is in the smattering of press quotes above. It's been a fantastic year for the band; on top of the phenomenal response to 'Tough Love' (produced by Gil Norton of Pixies and Foo Fighters fame, among others) and unprecedented support from Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM, the band embarked on sold-out tours and were met with a rabid response at festivals across the summer - their mainstage performances at Reading and Leeds proving to be a particular highlight.
To mark the end of an incredible year, the band are proud to announce the release of a deluxe version of 'Tough Love', to be released by Transgressive Records on the 10th of December.
"Welcome to the Tough Love sessions! We've had a monumental year and would like to celebrate it by bringing you a collection of rare and unreleased tracks so you can delve deeper into the world of Tough Love," explains drummer Lee Vincent. "We're very proud to bring you all our b-sides (including those from our debut album), demo's from the Tough Love writing sessions - recorded and mixed by our Rob in a dirty basement in Hyde Park, Live session tracks and even a very special live cover recorded on our European tour. Enjoy!"
'The Tough Love Sessions' will feature the following tracks:
1 - PWR
2 - Blue Jeans
3 - V.E.N.O.M (Demo)
4 - Spooky Wooky
5 - NOTL (Live, Artrocker Session)
6 - Epic Myth (Demo)
7 - Bromance Ain't Dead (Live, Artrocker Session)
8 - I Might As Well
9 - Shake off the Curse (Demo)
10 - Tourettes (Live in Barcelona)
11 - Motivation
12 - Universal Talk Box
13 - Somersault
14 - Soft Handed Punk
15 - Grave Dohl
'Epic Myth' will be released as a single this coming November 19th, it's classic hook and riff heavy rock, done like only Pulled Apart By Horses can.