A little known fact is that Exeter, an historic town nestled into the southwest boot
of Great Britain, has had a thriving punk rock scene since the genre’s inception
around the late ‘70s. It was bands like the Scabs and Avant Gardeners who may
have led the way for The Computers, who crashed onto the UK scene around 2008
with their debut mini-LP You Can’t Hide From The Computers, a 7-song hardcore
bum rush featuring songs like “Teenage Tourettes Camp” and “Love The Music,
Hate The Kids.”
Here we are just a few short years later, and while the band’s sound has become
more refined, drawing in garage, soul and even pop influences, the Love/Hate
theme still pervades. And so it is with The Computers’ second long player, Love
Triangles, Hate Squares that was released on One Little Indian earlier this year.
Check out the new video for “C.R.U.E.L.” over at Vevo. Directed by Carl Shanahan,
(who also directed the band’s videos for “Disco Sucks” and “Love Triangles, Hate
Squares”) “C.R.U.E.L.” was shot in Paris, where The Computers are facing
heartbreak in the romantic city.
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