Tuath are a Donegal based shoegaze band notable for their use of the Irish language. Earlier this year, the group brought out their latest release “Existence is Futile”, with the latest single being the EP’s final track entitled “Who Do You Want Me to Be.”
The tune opens with a dreamy guitar riff, accompanied by a dreary saxophone line that clashes with the rest of the band in a way that’s jarring yet enticing. The affected vocals and crunchy guitar hook are really reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, which definitely isn’t a bad thing. The sax solo in the latter half of the track is a really nice way to break things up, in fact, the inclusion of saxophone in a shoegaze band is a great decision in general.
Tuath’s sound is a dynamic mix of jangly, airy verses and big crunchy choruses, with this song being a great example of that. Despite the serious tone of their music, the video shows that they’re not afraid to have a bit of fun with things (and also that they might need to see a therapist). Hopefully, 2017 will see the release of more music from these guys.