My Cruel Goro’s video for “Crapford” seems like old family outing movies from the seventies until you hear the music. The music is reminiscent of the alternative three pieces of old with a new modern twist that can’t help but get you dancing on your feet. Think The Replacements + Hüsker Dü + R.E.M. all brought to the 21st century. Thoroughly enjoyed.
About My Cruel Goro:
Italy-Iceland trio My Cruel Goro have released their second single ‘Glue Buzz’ from their debut eponymous EP. On offer as a free download via their Bandcamp site, this release features 3 tracks loaded with early 70s energetic Brit rock & punk leanings, but with a distinct modern bent. Buzz bands listed in reference to this trio include The Clash, The Stranglers, The Jam, Ash, The Fratellis, Arctic Monkeys and Weezer.
My Cruel Goro is Andrea Maraschi (vocals, guitar, programming), Andrea Marcellini (bass) and Tommaso Adanti (drums). The first two met nine years ago through a mutual friend and have been making music together ever since. My Cruel Goro arose from the ashes of their previous project. “We couldn’t find reliable musicians to form a proper group with a stable lineup. Everytime it ended up being the two of us: Andrea and I,” explains Andrea Marcellini. “We were joined by drummer Tommaso and formed the band in 2014”.
“We wanted the EP to sound as powerful and raw as our live concerts. We simply tried to leverage what we did best: energy, distortion, grit and a sprinkling of electronics if necessary,” says Andrea Maraschi. “You may either like or dislike it, but it’s flesh and bones, and that’s what you want to see on the stage, isn’t it? The inner imperfection and veracity of being human.”
These same concepts are embedded into their music videos, all of which are produced by renegade Massimo Scoposki. ‘Glue Buzz’ is premiering in The Record Stache. Earlier, the video for ‘Crapford’ premiered in The Sound of Confusion.
The My Cruel Goro EP will be available on Bandcamp as a free download. The video for ‘Clash’ will also be released soon.
“Immediate and in-yer face Italian neo-punk!! Somewhere between Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Early Dinosaur Jr. and the Fratellis. Very Exciting” – Producer Marc Joy (Mike Peters, Bernard Butler, Lights That Change, Golden Fable)
“All tracks are superb and bring to mind a whole whack of comparable bands – all of them great. We leave you with 4 words: potent virile raw sound” – Jammerzine
“Comes with punk spirit, noise digressions and post-rock intros. You like your music a little dirty, fast and loud? Get groped by My Cruel Goro” – Osservatori Esterni
“A whirling, hypnotic and fast-paced journey” – With Guitars