Race Against Time/Sweet Therapy
7th July 2023
Cliché Cult are a 4 piece Indie outfit from Leeds, UK. Consisting of Jimmy Sweeney (Vocals/Guitar), Curtis Pearson (Drums), Jake Clayton (Guitar) and Jimmy Ingham (Bass).
Formed in 2020, in the midst of the first nationwide lockdown in the UK, they have gone on to take the North of England by storm, releasing 6 singles up until this point with their new single ‘Veronica’ being the second as part of a collaboration with Blaggers Records.
They have been known to win over audiences pretty easily with their fierce stage presence and their songs which combine the darker elements of indie brought to us by Ian Curtis and Echo & The Bunnymen and the energy that we have seen come through in recent years of Fontaines D.C. and Courteeners. All bands that they have been linked with in the past.
Whilst live music was on pause and bands took their foot of the gas, Cliché Cult were accelerating, and managed to release 3 singles before making their live debut. Single number one, ‘Common Ground’ was received with great acclaim, straight onto Jericho Keys’ show on BBC Introducing in North Yorkshire and also grabbing themselves a spot on Sophie Sveinsson’s Amazing Radio show.
This was followed up by ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Talking’ which saw them gain spots for both singles on Jim Salveson’s daily playlist for XS Manchester, leading them to make their live debut for Gotobeat Promotions in London at Paper Dress Vintage, pulling a huge audience and starting what has been an impressive live portfolio.
Over the past two years, and most importantly they have managed to land their most recent 2 singles ‘Say it Like You Mean It’ and Plastic World’ on Radio X with John Kennedy and managed to score themselves a slot on Steve Lamaqc’s Radio 6 Music Show.
Over the past few years they have gone on to support some impressive names. Most recently they had the pleasure of joining New York outfit ‘Geese’ at their show at Brudenell Social Club in leeds. Alongside this they have scored slots with ‘The Illicits’, fellow Leeds Giants ‘Skylights’ and Scottish outfit ‘Neon Waltz’. They also had a 2 date stint with The Big Pink at their Sold-out Manchester and Leeds dates.
Their music really has started to prick up the ears of some major players in the industry, however the band feel like they’re just getting started.
The song is still produced by Tom Rees, famously from the band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard. He’s really managed to bring through a new sound for Cliché Cult, brightening up all of the instruments while keeping that gritty feel well and truly present.
Cliché Cult are preparing for a big season on the live circuit, after a successful first half of the year, they really want to capitalise on that.