Various Cruelties were the scene at Glasgow’s ABC on Monday night as part of their UK tour. Their blend of indie and groove creates a unique and exciting sound which is both entertaining to listen to and fun to watch.

Each member of the band has their own style and ability which comes together making their melodies memorable and contributing to a better show; no simple rock slow beats or root notes from this rhythm section.

Drummer, Dean Valentine Smith utilised every part of the kit making his own style of rhythms and progressions from the various sounds he creates while bassist, Adam Coney had his moments with the main riff not hiding beneath the shadow of guitarist, Beanie Bhebhe, together creating a question and answer type melody making their sound fresh and unique.

Singer, Liam O’Donnell evolved from guitarist to frontman throughout the gig showcasing his skills as both a guitarist and a showman. O’Donnell was confident in marking his territory onstage and casually chatted with the crowd; even managing to laugh off his mistakes.

Various Cruelties conducted themselves in a professional manner without forgetting to enjoy themselves and have fun with their fans bringing something new to the indie scene making them a band worth seeing over and over.

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