Various Cruelties' new single, Great Unknown, will be released on January 1st, 2012, through Hideout Recordings. Their self-titled debut album is available to pre-order now and will be released in Spring 2012. It will also feature their debut single, Chemicals, which was released in October 2011. Various Cruelties have announced a small UK tour in January 2012.
Based in London, Various Cruelties formed in Leeds just under a year ago and comprise: Liam O'Donnell (vocals); Beanie Bhebhe (guitar); Adam Coney (bass) and Dean Valentine Smith (drums). They have already performed alongside some big names in music, including Noah and the Whale; The Vaccines; Tribes and Funeral Party. They also performed on Jools Holland in October 2011, alongside Lou Reed and Metallica; Aaron Neville and Steve Earle.
Various Cruelties have also performed at festivals including Latitude; Bestival and Isle of Wight. Their debut single, Chemicals, received support from BBC Radio 1 and 6Music.
The list of Various Cruelties' UK dates is as follows:
16th Manchester Deaf Institute
17th London 100 Club
18th Birmingham Rainbow
20th Glasgow King Tuts
21st Leeds Cockpit
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