Artist: Tough On Fridays
New Release: Little Italy
Genre: Rock: Alternative Rock
Located in: : Georgetown, TX
Tough On Fridays is a rising alternative rock duo from Georgetown, Texas. Comprised of best friends Katie and Caleigh, the two have turned their shared passion for music into an exciting blend of pop and rock sounds! Inspired by iconic alternative bands like Paramore, Green Day, Basement, and Nirvana, Katie and Caleigh work together to bring a refreshing new sound to the alternative rock genre.
The band’s unique attitude and exciting new sound have garnered serious attention from fans everywhere. Highlighting this was the selection of Tough On Fridays as ION Indie Magazine’s September/October ReverbNation Artist of the Month, a recognition that acknowledges upcoming independent artists who have stood out during a spectacular rise. Perhaps the most exciting of their numerous awards, Katie was the first female to ever be nominated and selected as the Indie Bassist of the Year during the TC Indie Awards of 2019 in the UK.
The award itself is a testament to the growing overseas fan base that a small two-person duo from Georgetown, Texas has already been able to achieve! "Little Italy" was written by the girls while in middle school ... very unusual considering the sophisticated lyrics. It has gone through several iterations over time. This version was co-produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (Toadies, Fastball, JET) at The Bubble in Austin, TX. It was one of ten songs recorded over four days.
As one of 10 songs recorded, the recording of "Little Italy" further defines Tough On Fridays sound as something unique. While many reviewers have tried to categorize the band, the one thing they seem to agree on is that Tough On Fridays, with their edgy, hooky, anthemic songs, may have the ability to bridge the gap between rock and pop in a way that hasn't been done in some time. They refuse to be categorized as a "female-fronted band" as these two can write and play every bit as well as the boys. They have the look, but refuse to let that be the stepping stone that takes them away from the music.
Tough On Fridays just reached its initial crowdfunding goal to fund the recording of an album in 2020 with the help of a contribution from a local radio station. Their taglines #HardToBeGreat and #WeArePrettyBold tell you exactly what these two are about. They don't aspire to grind their way through the Austin bar scene and recently opened for country stalwart Pat Green in front of 10000 ppl. They have new singles (electric and acoustic) being released every month for the remainder of this year. Each one will culminate in an EP; one electric in August and the other acoustic on vinyl during the Christmas season. Their goals include playing in iconic venues as an opening act for some of the alt rock stalwarts.