The Tufted Puffins is a re-emergence of musicians from numerous local bands of note in the volatile 80’s and 90’s Cleveland / Kent / Akron scene. It was a time when Devo, The Dead Boys, The Pagans, Tin Huey, and Pere Ubu were local bar bands. The music is a high energy blending of Garage Punk and Rock and Roll. Having been through it all before, the Puffins are in the perfect space to focus on the music and ignore the BS. As a part of the burgeoning Cleveland music scene we’re surrounded by great bands and venues and audiences that other towns would kill for. It’s a band of seasoned musicians who just want to play for the pure joy of raucous music.
But don’t be fooled into thinking this is another lame punk revival band! The Tufted Puffins take the stage with a fierceness that only veteran punkers understand. Forged in the fires of the Cleveland punk tradition; angry aggression mixed with sarcastic goofiness; the Puffins bring a fresh new sound along with true authenticity. Jagged hooks, screaming guitars, pounding drums, all mix with a new sense of melody and tricky song writing that gives the Tufted Puffins their own unique sound.
Make no mistake. The point of a Tufted Puffins show is big sweaty aggressive fun. We leave it all on the stage every show. The audience sweats as much as the band. That’s the Cleveland way to do it!