“Sitting somewhere between 00’s indie and 80’s hardcore, Bruise Control have carved themselves an unlikely name in DIY punk.”
Manchester-based loudmouths Bruise Control are already making a stir in the DIY punk scene with their tenacious attitude to gigging and energy in every show. In true DIY fashion, the album has been mixed and produced by the band’s guitarist Niall Griffin keeping the core sound as true as possible.
The culmination of members was always destined, with original trio Jim Taylor, Tommy Victor Morris, and Devon Cryer all being familiar faces to punk shows across the city of Manchester. The first musical venture for singer Jim Taylor, although you would be forgiven for thinking he was a seasoned veteran with his charisma and performances on stage.
Sitting somewhere between 00’s indie and 80’s hardcore, Bruise Control have carved themselves an unlikely name in DIY punk. In their wake they’ve left a handful of self-produced releases and a notoriety for chaotic live shows. The group utilised the unexpected free time granted by the COVID-19 pandemic to hone in on a new sound. They also took further cues from modern post punk acts (Pissed Jeans, Amyl and the Sniffers, Black Midi).