CLEAVERS are a punishingly loud melodic punk band from the Scottish Highlands.
In their short existence they’ve taken their no-nonsense live show all over the UK from basements to festival stages, caused stage invasions in Scandanavia, destroyed eardrums in mainland Europe and have been seen to attempt guitar solos with zimmer frames/flowers/cakes/fireworks.
Their fierce D.I.Y. ethic and a strong drive has led them to self release three vinyl records, 2 cassette tapes, music videos, stickers, zines and a ridiculous amount of t-shirts with gnarly designs that have been sighted globally.
Their track Speak! Speak! was song of the month in The Scotsman newspaper, they’ve been tipped as one of BBC Radio Scotland’s Top 35 Scottish Artists to watch in 2012, were recently nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award and have received high praise from media figures such as BBC’s Ally McCrae and Vic Galloway.
And there’s the music of course; It’s noisy, brash and fast as hell but there are melodies and choruses all over the place…. a bit like Motorhead covering Phil Spector one could say.
CLEAVERS are here, you’ve been warned.
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Full band - Please credit Naomi Westerman
Full band - Please credit Marshall Brill
Full band - Please credit Steve Cardno
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(white/black - the font is called Golden Pony)
Loose, wild and uncompromising.
Vic Galloway (BBC Radio Scotland)
Ally McCrae (BBC Radio 1)
Track of the month (June 2012)
The Scotsman (Print + Digital)
Now that Dananananakroyd are gone CLEAVERS are surely their successors
Jim Gellatly (Clyde 1/Northsound/The Sun)
Every so often a band comes along that leaves you thinking, “where the bloody hell did they come from?” CLEAVERS are such an act.
One of the freshest heavy bands we’ve heard for years.
They’ve pretty rapidly become one of my favourite new bands from these shores in ages.
Pop music in a bad mood
It’s archaic, it’s unhinged, it’s at times all over the place, it’s raw and feral and it’s bloody brilliant.
Aberdeen Student Radio
Easily one of the best things I’ve heard out of Scotland so far this year
Hits like multiple blows to the head with a spiked baseball bat
I’m left puzzled as to what just happened but compelled to press repeat
A breath of caffeine tinged air
Studs & Punks
It’s fun, obviously full of passion and well written. Cleavers are a band that are going somewhere
Band of the day
Band of the week
As featured on Fresh Meat Monday
As featured on Six Degrees
Fresh On The Net
Utter nutters, bouncing off the walls, bouncing off each other, even the drummer won’t fucking sit still.
Newcastle Free Press
A band who pretty much embody the DIY ethic
Cleavers is a glorious experience live
Everything up to 11 including intensity, My kinda band.