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Bruise formed in the early 00’s , Isobel was a painter living in East London, recently returned from Alaska, and Jim was an international standard drummer (Mark Knoffler, Sting and Squeeze included) looking for the opportunity to get his all round multi instrumental skills into something proper. Something proper was formed. With two very separate ideas of what music was, 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, unaccompanied 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 Eurythmics. Not quite sounding like anyone else has been a monkey on BRUISE’s back and one of the things they are most proud of, cutting a maverick swathe through the original music scene in the UK. They play Glastonbury yearly, extensively tour the UK, gig in the US and have taken recent strides into Europe. They’ve shared a stage with The Levelers, Terravision, Reef, & Feeder, as well as supporting the likes of Hawkwind and Glenn Tilbrook. Their two self released studio albums ‘B’ and ‘Nobody Else’ were well received by press and the public and are soon to be joined by their third album ‘Little Victories’ which represents a monumental leap forward in terms of songwriting and production. Bruise open a window into a world where irresistible groove meets growling guitars, melody meets emotion and though you haven’t heard these songs before, wild horses won’t drag you away.