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crywank

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  • Thekla, Bristol

JOY Concerts presents
CRYWANK
+ Commuted
Sunday 11th December 2022
Thekla, Bristol
19.00 - 22.00
£12.50 adv + BF + venue restoration levy (£1.20)
14+

Crywank started in Manchester in 2009 by Jay Clayton as a solo project despite having no previous experience playing the guitar. Lyrically focusing on the end of their first relationship and musically heavily influenced by American folk punk and anti-folk, their first album ‘James is Going To Die Soon’ became a cult favourite on the internet, both for its charm and many flaws.

After their first release, Crywank began to play with and subvert the role of the singer-songwriter. Shifting the focus from self-pity to self-criticism and fluctuating from hard-hitting confessionals to tongue-in-cheek deconstructions resulted in Crywank’s ‘sad-but-fun’ sound.

Crywank have since self-released eight records and has amassed a dedicated following online. Despite being self-managed, and unsigned and their name getting in the way of radio play or press coverage, Crywank has had over 100 million streams and has toured internationally. They announced they would be breaking up in 2020 following a world tour, but this was cut short after five continents due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After two years of hiatus and an impromptu solo album following a house fire, Crywank are back to finish their tour performing around North America and Europe.

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