Sitting somewhere between 00’s indie and 80’s hardcore, Bruise Control have carved themselves an unlikely name in DIY punk, thanks to a handful of self-produced releases and a notoriety for chaotic live shows.
Initially formed in late 2018, the groups foundations were strong - separate veterans of the Manchester punk scene, the core trio of Jim Taylor, Devon Cryer and Tommy Victor Morris originally set out to create classic garage punk, influenced by the likes of Gøggs, Nancy and Dead Moon. After the addition of guitarist Niall Griffin, the group utilised the unexpected free time granted by the COVID-19 pandemic to hone in on a new sound.
Bruise Control will be joined by The Strangerz. Shouty, feminist punk originally from Doncaster, but now fully adopted members of the Mancunian alternative scene.
The Strangerz are leftfield with a distinct groove and sometimes nonsensical, but always hard-hitting lyrics. Bending hook-laden guitars paired with viscous drums and vocals that make for a genre-breaking loose, raw and ragged sound.
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Photo (C) Sinead Ferguson 2023