EP Available Via Bandcamp.
Today we are pleased to present you the premiere for the debut EP by My Cruel Goro, a trio that makes indie rock that will blow your socks off or at least provide you the soundtrack to the fantastic quarter-hour adrenaline-chalked adventure you wish you were having.
The music contained in these three tracks is raw and fresh, yet reminiscent somehow of some of the coolest artists in rock history. Not that they particularly ‘sound like’ any of them, but they do borrow some of their cleverest workings – enough to lend reference so such groups as The Clash, The Stranglers, The Kinks, The Vapors and even Jack Green (for those who remember him). Among newer acts, it’s not hard to lovingly lump My Cruel Goro in with acts like early Weezer, Arctic Monkeys, The Fratellis, and Ash, though I also think they have something special going on here like The Last Shadow Puppets did when they first emerged on the scene.
The three tracks offered here are ‘Clash’, ‘Crapford’ and ‘Glue Buzz’. Each of them are fast-paced heart-thumping tracks that would be perfectly suited for speed racing (if you didn’t have to focus on road dangers, of course). For the younger generation, these songs would be ideal for partying, goofing around and even some quick-time making out. For the older folks, plenty of nostalgia to be had here, with The Clash’s earliest years coming to mind more strongly on Clash. Not sure if that was intentional, but the hat fits.
My Cruel Goro is Andrea Maraschi (vocals, guitar, programming), Andrea Marcellini (bass) and Tommaso Adanti (drums). The first two met nine years ago through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until last year that they were joined by Tommaso, the essential ingredient for them to discover and hone their new found sound we now know as My Cruel Goro.
My Cruel Goro are a bit of an anomaly in terms of how they juggle their life as a band, but it seems to be working quite fine. One-third in Iceland, two-thirds in Seneggalia, Italy, they shuffle back and forth doing their due time writing, recording, gigging and making videos. Given the distance between their two respective homes and the effort they have to go through in order to make this work, I say – more power to them. Their music speaks for itself. Have a listen now, as we’ve got it here in streaming for you today. Get it on!
My Cruel Goro on the net