Band page created in 2005.
Bruise met in Jim's mostly derelict home in the East End of London, a little bit further east of the fashionable east end. That says more than it might, Bruise are just that bit further east of fashion, Bruise exist where inspiration starts.
With two very separate ideas of what was music Isobel and Jim's taste collided to form progressive folk like it had never been heard before. From a background of folk clubs and festivals, unacompanied singing and opened tuned guitars, Isobel had a catalogue of melodic and lyrically intense songs, Jim brought production sensibilities from early Genesis and pop genius not seen since Cindy Lauper.
Their first album was much loved, critically acclaimed by The Times, The Wire and played on BBC6 Music. It opened a door to venues all over the world, from Europe to the US, their live shows gathered a momentum that left audiences slack jawed in amazement. This strong recorded presence and growing reputation as live performers won them repeat appearances at Glastonbury, support slots for cult space-rockers Hawkwind, play on US college radio, positive review after positive review and many delights on their way there.
Bruise consists of Isobel Morris and Jim Kimberley, they perform as an acoustic duo then with the addition of Bob Kelly on bass they make an electric three piece. In either guise this band moves people, they move their feet and sometimes they're moved to tears. Their self assured second album 'Nobody Else', underpins the creative impact that this band have got to make. Listen, it's emo for adults, it's not 'pop' it's 'bang' and though you can't see the future you can probably hear it...
Live @ Royal Park Cellars on Friday, 20th June 2003
Die Plankton are a Leeds based Art collective engaged in a relentless battle against mediocrity in its various incarnations.
Bruise has played 12 gigs in Leeds • Add a gig
- 2009-08-29 @ Adelphi
- 2007-11-16 @ The Subculture
- 2006-10-30 @ Irish Centre
- 2006-03-24 @ Atrium
- 2005-12-10 @ Joseph's Well
- 2005-10-28 @ Brudenell Social Club
- 2005-06-10 @ Royal Park Cellars
- 2004-11-13 @ Royal Park Cellars
- 2004-04-03 @ Royal Park Cellars
- 2003-10-31 @ Royal Park Cellars
- 2003-06-20 @ Royal Park Cellars
- 2002-06-22 @ Cockpit