July 31, 2017 |

Crumbs – Mind Yr Manners

Crumbs – Mind Yr Manners

July 31, 2017 |

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Leeds quartet Crumbs are throwing a splash of colour into the UK punk scene this July with the release of their debut album, Mind Yr Manners. It’s a short and sweet collection of tracks as unconventional as they are catchy.

Mind Yr Manners is an album of juxtapositions, Ruth Gilmore’s vocals detail various struggles in coping with life over fuzzy post-punk guitars, whilst the bass and drums keep a toe-tapping, dance-able, rhythmic sensibility consistent throughout the record. By all rights it’s a sound that shouldn’t work and it absolutely does, in a crowded DIY scene Crumbs have carved out a sound that is completely their own. Opening track, and latest release from the album, Weasels Can Wait aptly encapsulates what it is the band do. Gilmore sings “I wanna break down and cry” over a bassline almost reminiscent of The Cure’s early work. Comparisons to the days of music gone by are furthered by the lo-fi approach the band take towards their music, this is by no means a glossy record and it’s all the better for it.