Bruise Control – by, uh, Bruise Control – was the first song the band wrote in their first practice. Having taken on many shapes and sizes through the band’s existence, the song lands on their debut album, Useless For Something, as a playful yet aggressive Garage Punk anthem, with a catchy shout-along chorus that any chaotic audience could join in with. ‘Bruise Control’ encapsulates the willingness of experimentation that is a forefront of the band’s mindset, while wearing its influences proudly on its sleeve.

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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.

Jim said that ”this is the first song we ever wrote, the first song I ever put lyrics to, and still one of my favourites. It’s taken on so many shapes and forms since we wrote it and I guess that’s why I still like it. If it stayed in its original form it would have been binned off ages ago I reckon.”

Sitting somewhere between 00’s indie and 80’s hardcore, Manchester-based loudmouths 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. 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.

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