Various Cruelties

Whoa how have I not heard about these guys before? I only discovered them today [via ListenBeforeYouBuy], but the raw music of the London fourpiece grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go.

Apparently the band bonded over their joint love of Arcade Fire, which is pretty cool (and similar to how a couple of members of Los Campesinos! met when discussing Sufjan Stevens in a bar), and despite having only existed for a bit over a year they have already scored a couple of huge support gigs including for Mumford And Sons.

The band have got a ton of singles up on bandcamp, so definitely check them out there. This is how you make lo-fi sounding music without it sounding shit; this is how you make music that harks back to the 50s without it sounding clichéd; this is quite simply how you make great music.

Yeah. I really like this.

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