Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs drop “Tough”

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs release music video for song "Tough"
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs "Tough"

It’s been a busy year for Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, the Toronto-based power pop band whose self-titled LP was released on Burger Records and Dine Alone in July. The album received praise describing the album as “a riotous exercise in rock n roll indulgence and youthful hope,” saw the band tour with Sunflower Bean, The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil, and launched an unlikely radio success with the song “Talk 2 Her,” which climbed the charts on both sides of the border.

Now, the band are back with a video for a new single from the record, “Tough.” Directed by Shawn Kosmerly the video was shot when the Iron Lungs played at the Canadian National Expo in August and features a host of wholesome carnival activities, a person-sized inflatable duck, corndogs and a dinosaur.

The video arrives ahead of the a run of shows that will include band’s first hometown headlining show since the release of their record, a holiday show with former tour mates The Dirty Nil and a continent spanning tour in February and March with The Sheepdogs.

“‘Tough’ is about being a street-tough even though thats the furthest from what we are. We wanted to do a big rock tune steeped in Thin Lizzy worship and we all pitched in on it and we’re really proud of it. I think it’s a righteous tune.”

Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Tour Dates
12/28 Hamilton, ON – The Casbah w/ The Dirty Nil
12/29 Toronto, ON – Horseshow Tavern
01/12 Guelph, ON – Guelph Concert Theatre
02/12 Campbell River, BC – The Tidemark Theatre*
02/14 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom*
02/15 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
02/16 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
02/17 Kamloops, BC – CJ’s Nightclub*
02/18 Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre*
02/20 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall*
02/21 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre*
02/22 Cadillac, SK – Cadillac Hall*
02/23 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre*
02/24 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre*
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
02/27 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
02/28 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
03/01 London, ON – London Music Hall*
03/02 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall*
03/05 Sudbury, ON – Caruso Club*
03/06 Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Centre*
03/07 Kingston, ON – The Ale House*
03/08 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre*
03/09 St Casimir, QC – Theatre les Grand Bois*
03/10 Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick*
03/11 Charlottetown, PEI – PEI Brewing Company*
03/16 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom*
03/17 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom*
* w/ The Sheepdogs