Did our exclusive stream of Red Jacket Mine's upcoming Someone Else's Cake whet your appetite for more fresh sounds? Well, you're in luck, 'cause we're back with another exclusive treat: the US release of Various Cruelties' self-titled debut!

This London-based band mixes British guitar pop with classic soul grooves and just a pinch of gothy anxiety, making for a stylish, anthemic sound that has landed them on the small screen for Later... with Jools Holland and in opening slots for Mumford & Sons, Kasabian, and the Vaccines. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix, Goldfrapp), Various Cruelties features "If It Wasn't For You", which you may recognize from a recent ad campaign for a jewelry retailer. Beyond the album, Various Cruelties' cover of the Ian Brown tune "F.E.A.R." has been spinning on the HBO series Banshee.

RIYL: the swagger of Arctic Monkeys; the polished nostalgia of Fitz and the Tantrums; the bubbly eclecticism of Dexy's Midnight Runners.

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Purchase Various Cruelties via iTunes. Various Cruelties is out in the U.S. February 26 on Almanac Recordings.

Want more? Watch the video for "Chemicals":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6iXjeCqAk4