Having formed just over a year ago, Various Cruelties have already toured with The Vaccines and Funeral Party. They release their new single ‘Chemicals’ on 3rd of October.

The forthcoming single is a poppy indie track that muses on the pitfalls of taking drugs, clocking in at just under three minutes. The song will be out on Hideout Records and is the band’s first release since signing to the label.

Fresh from performing at Bestival at the weekend, Various Cruelties are embarking on a UK tour that will include a gig at The Old Queen’s Head in London on 22nd September, and Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 28th September. Various Cruelties have also been named Steve Lamacq’s Band Of The Week on BBC 6Music, and gained a celebrity fan in the form of Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe.