Leeds quartet Bruising have just shared a new track online, ‘Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)’ which acts as the b-side to their forthcoming single ‘I Don’t Mind’ – out on December 2nd via Beech Coma.
Although many artists state their love for the sadly missed Cobain, Bruising take things one step further, although as the band explain, they landed at the title more by luck than judgement “This was one of the first songs we ever wrote together when we started the band…Honey and two others, this was one of them, and has been one of our favourite songs in the set since. The name of the track was a bit of an in joke that got out of hand, firmly tongue in cheek; Being aware the song sounded like it might be ripping off a whole bunch of other songs we just started calling it various plays on Rip Off, Ripped, RIP… The initial demo had the guitar running through a small clone pedal that made it sound like Nirvana, so the whole thing just snowballed into Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967 – 1994).”
The song itself is a knarly, occasionally snarly stroll through alt-rock, blessed with sweet vocals and a guitars that bleat and soar, almost simultaneously. Owing more to the Pixies maybe than Nirvana, it gently prods at your defenses till you can resist no more.
Check it out here
The band will also tour the UK in December, including London’s Shacklewell Arms on 12th. Dates are as follows…
Saturday 3rd December – Fan Club at Rough Trade, Nottingham
Sunday 4th December – Hope and Ruin, Brighton
Monday 5th December – Picturehouse Social, Sheffield
Wednesday 7th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Thursday 8th December – Think Tank, Newcastle
Friday 9th December – Roll For The Soul, Bristol
Sunday 11th December – The Blue Moon, Cambridge
Monday 12th December – The Shacklewell Arms, London