There was never a universe in which such a strange band with such a strange sound and an unmentionable name would be successful. Except, of course, this one. A wholly DIY freak-folk expedition, Crywank have been streamed millions of times and faced a fervent cult fanbase wherever they would show their faces. How exactly did two working-class English punks make such a considerable dent? Vocalist/guitarist James Clayton and drummer Dan Watson (with special guest melodica player Joel Hernandez) offered up a guided tour before their last-ever Sydney show at the Red Rattler theatre towards the end of 2019. Expect ongoing tales of musical boxes, travel disasters and a testicular scare in the midst of an emotional rollercoaster. Yes, all of those stories are real.
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Crywank's final album Fist Me 'Til Your Hand Comes Out My Mouth is out now.
Stream, download and purchase the album (as well as Crywank's complete discography via their Bandcamp: https://crywank.bandcamp.com/album/fist-me-til-your-hand-comes-out-my-mouth
Thanks to James Clayton, Dan Watson, Joel Hernandez, Stitches Music, the Red Rattler and Adam Buncher.
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