Self-professed fans of pets and puns, Leeds-based quartet Crumbs are quietly making waves on the UK-DIY scene. Since forming in 2015, the band have only shared a handful of tracks, yet they’ve still played a number of high-profile slots, performed live in session for Marc Riley, and now, as we’re announcing here today, are set to put out their debut LP on Everything Sucks Music. That record, Mind Yr Manners, is out July 28th, and today we’re sharing the first taste from it, new single, Cha Cha Feels.
Cha Cha Feels is a fusion of jittering post-punk bass, delightfully fuzzy guitar thrashing, and fabulously breezy, almost carnival tinged drum beats. Singer Ruth Gilmore’s vocals have the energy of The Raincoats and the snarl of The Slits, as she repeatedly comes back to the line, “it’s not up to you to save it”. The band have suggested the track, like much of the album, deals with, “the art of coping with not coping”. The lyrical content pairing with the anxious, repeated musical phrases and the winningly lo-fi production style which remains from their earlier demos.
Released the day before a slot at Indietracks Festival, Mind Yr Manners was recorded at Suburban Home with the ever reliable MJ handling production duties. The record marks the opening chapter in the career of a hugely promising band. Crumbs are already winning hearts and ears around the country, and we expect many more will fall for their musical charms before the Summer is out.
Mind Yr Manners is out July 28th via Everything Sucks Music. Click HERE for more information on Crumbs.
Upcoming tour dates:
16/06/17 – JT Soar, Nottingham – with Spook School, Witching Waves and Oh Peas
22/06/17 – Wharf Chambers, Leeds – with Kamikaze Girls, Nervus and Smother
22/07/17 – Tramlines Festival, The HUBS, Sheffield – with Jane Weaver, Cian Nugent and more
29/07/17 – Indietracks Festival, Midland Railway Centre