New Music: Tough On Tobacco Release Sophomore Album

The Mumbai alt-rockers will drop second part of their double album feature Big Big Joke, prep tour starting tomorrow

Pop Team May 14, 2022
Big Big Joke album cover. Picture: Roycin D'Souza Clockwise from left: Gaurav Gupta, Johan Pais, Pozy Dhar, Jai Row Kavi, Sidd Coutto

Big Big Joke album cover. Picture: Roycin D’Souza
Clockwise from left: Gaurav Gupta, Johan Pais, Pozy Dhar, Jai Row Kavi, Sidd Coutto

If you’ve ever been acquainted with the madness that is Sidd Coutto, you probably know the multi-layer activity going on in his mind. Between writing and recordng three albums last year - his solo sophomore, Punk Ass Orifus debut album and giving finishing touches to the in-the-works for three years Tough On Tobacco’s sophomore double album feature - Coutto has already bombarded you with an assortment of jokes, sampled some of his new music and moved onto his next big project. All in his head.

While his solo album and the Punk Ass Orifus record still await to see the light of day, Tough On Tobacco’s much awaited sophomore effort is finally seeing the light of day, only not in the way you’d expect it. The band is releasing the second part of the double album feature first and the first part late this year. The album, “Big Big Joke” will release online on May15 alongwith the launch gig at Blue Frog, Mumbai

The band besides the killer, cross-dressing album photo shoot they did with photographer Roycin D’Souza, are already warning some mad surprises at their debut gig.

The final tracklist of the album:

Do What You Gotta Do
Follow Your Dreams
Big Big Joke
Love Love Love
Blow Yourself Away

The dates of the album launch tour, Big Big Tour:

May 15, 2022 – Blue Frog, Mumbai

May 16, 2022 – Blue Frog, New Delhi

May 23, 2022 – Hard Rock Cafe, Bengaluru

May 26, 2013 – Escape Festival, Naukuchiatal

May 31, 2022 – High Spirits, Pune

June 6, 2013 – BOMB Thursdays at Kino 108, Mumbai

More details here.

Meanwhile, the band members created an album teaser ahead of the release of “Big Big Joke.” Watch out for the epic soundtrack.

Here’s another spoofy video courtesy the which is a band behind-the-scene of the photo shoot teaser for the album. Watch out for drummer Jai Row Kavi’s pimp tone as he negotiates sending bassist Johan Pais for a foursome: