Bruising pay their respects with ‘Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)’

The Leeds fuzz bunch’s new track is a knowing nod to their grungier influences.

Gruff and ready fuzzy bunch Bruising bounced back last month with ‘I Don’t Mind’, a non-commital new single that found them on top form. Today, they’re sharing its flip-side, ‘Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)’.

As you might have guessed from that on-the-nose title, it’s a grunge-y affair, framed around a guzzling riff and the murmured, lonesome vocals of Naomi Baguley.

“The name of the track was a bit of an in joke that got out of hand, firmly tongue in cheek,” the band admit. “Being aware the song sounded like it might be ripping off a whole bunch of other songs we just started calling it various plays on ‘Rip Off’, ‘Ripped’, ‘RIP’… The initial demo had the guitar running through a small clone pedal that made it sound like Nirvana, so the whole thing just snowballed into ‘Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967 - 1994)’.”

Pay your respects with the first spin of ‘Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967 - 1994)’ below. It’s taken from the ‘I Don’t Mind’ single, due 2nd December on Beech Coma, with the band playing the following shows to see out the year.

03 Nottingham, Fan Club at Rough Trade
04 Brighton, Hope and Ruin
05 Sheffield, Picturehouse Social
07 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
08 Newcastle, Think Tank
09 Bristol, Roll For The Soul
11 Cambridge, The Blue Moon
12 London, The Shacklewell Arms

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