CUFFED UP – ” Danger Danger “

Posted: January 28, 2021 in MUSIC
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Fronted by guitarist-vocalists Sapphire Jewell and Ralph Torrefranca, Cuffed Up play a pleasing blend of post-punk and bullish rock. The Los Angeles band’s self-titled debut EP is set to get a physical release from Hassle Records in the coming weeks, and it offers an instant hit of roiling riffs and potent hooks that emerge from the maelstrom to frequently catch the listener off guard. They cite Sonic Youth and Pixies as influences and they don’t completely get blown out of the water, which is high praise indeed.

Our cover of “Politicians in My Eyes” is officially out everywhere! The original song is by a legendary Detroit band, Death, the first all black proto-punk pioneers of the 70s. All proceeds from the song on Bandcamp will be donated to the Detroit Justice Center

Cuffed Up was formed thru a chance encounter at Shab Ferdowsi’s Sunday Brunch (Blushh) where Sapphire Jewell and Ralph Torrefranca first met, connecting about their love for the UK punk scene with bands like IDLES and Shame. A few months later, Cuffed Up was formed along with Joe Liptock and Vic Ordonez, becoming a real passion project that has turned into a full time band.

The self-titled Cuffed Up EP is out now via Corduroy Recordings.

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