Getting To Know CruelToBeKind

The five fresh faced scamps have a chat to SYS about winning the Red Bull Bedroom Jam and heading to LA where they will bash out some new songs. Here they are in their own words: 

CruelToBeKind are a five piece rock band from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne who love their music and just want to play as much of it as possible. We were formed in around May this year, and have been trying our best to play as many gigs, record some songs and write as many songs as we can.

We take inspiration from bands such as All Time Low, Powderfinger, Go Radio, The Maine, Tonight Alive and The Getaway Plan. All of these bands have really solid and catchy music that we love and we hope to achieve the same with our sound.

Winning the Red Bull Bedroom Jam was an amazing experience and a complete shock to us, as all of the bands competing were incredibly talented and each had as much chance to win as we did. All of us are totally stoked and cannot wait to hit the studio.

Going to LA will be an unbelievable experience and will provide such a great opportunity for us to put our songs out on record. It will also be a huge learning experience for all of us. Not only will we get the chance to record our EP but we will also get the opportunity to return home to do a tour with a established Australian act.

It might surprise people to learn that our bass player Tim has three incredibly attractive sisters.

In the future we hope to keep playing music together as much as possible, writing and recording as much as we can and playing as many gigs as we can.

Find out more about CruelToBeKind at their facebook page.

Interview by Bobby Townsend