Handpicked right from the womb by IDLES to play the after show to their Joy as an Act of Resistance homecoming show, the elusive Cruelty arrived on the Bristol scene late last year.
Their debut single Disgraced spun our heads in a big way. The frenetic two-minute track is as aggressive as it is vulnerable, with tummy-tying instrumentation just holding together themes of mental heath and romanticism.
tummy-tying instrumentation just holding together themes of mental heath and romanticism
The five-piece post punk outfit have already been featured on impressive lineups including Thekla’s 35th birthday celebrations, and they’re set to join Bad Breeding and Uniform at Crofters Rights this month. Cruelty’s vocalist Will answers our 10 questions –
1. What have you learned today?
That Fall Out Boy had to pay cash to Wes Eisold of American Nightmare for using his lyrics.
2. Which song by another artist most inspires you?
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood.
3. Who are your top three acts right now?
Beheading, Punch On!, Ratbags.
4. It’s 3am and the party is winding down, what track do you play to get everyone going again?
Scooter – Nessaja.
5. If you couldn’t work in music, what would you be doing instead?
Probably the same jobs we’re doing now, making music is a luxury that we work towards through our day jobs.
6. What was the last book you read?
The Hammer of the Witches.
7. Most recent binge watch?
I’ve not really watched a lot of TV recently. I sat through Lords of Chaos twice though if that counts.
as a band we can quote the entire script of I’m Alan Partridge
8. Do you have a party trick?
Collectively as a band we can quote the entire script of I’m Alan Partridge.
9. Tell us something people don’t generally know about you…
I only listened to In the Aeroplane Over the Sea in full about a month ago.
10. What are you doing tomorrow?