Cuffs can feel a great amount of momentum from their debut single releases; ‘To the Bone’ and ‘Scandals & Vandals’ have racked up over a thousand streams on Spotify alone. For us at Off the Hook Music we were completely taken back by the raw honest lyrics from the Punk band, when we last got the opportunity to review their single ‘Scandals & Vandals’.
So we had big expectations for this new record, because when you want to shout about an issue that needs a light shone on, the best way is to deliver the message around a thumping sound that grabs your attention.
This latest single ‘You Make Me Sick’, puts the spot light on the people who think sexual harassment has a place in this world, the band’s message within this song is simple that sexual harassment is never okay, no matter what the circumstance. The chorus of the song is purposely written, to allow the fans to sing it loud alongside us to help them feel empowered to stand up with the band to drive home the statement.
The energy of this band is so addictive and straight out the gate you feel a buzz from the beats, pure aggression and focus spills out of the lyrics which allows the words to wash over you. Cuffs display a distaste for the perpetrator.
There is an art to drawing the attention of the listener and not degrading your message, Cuffs remind me of a more intense version of the band Slaves. This track is honest strong punk, with a purpose we can all lend our voices and ears too.
Written by Kess Anthony