New Music – Cliché Cult

Cliché Cult – Say It Like You Mean It

Leeds’ own Cliché Cult, with their new track Say It Like You Mean It, scorch the music scene with harsh and catchy tones, blending a mix of the uproar rock can bring with a mix of the sour.

The band’s presence can be felt in the first crash of sound into the track, in an introduction to the wonderfully upbeat, but still delightfully dissonant chorus – one that almost finds a delight in the despair of those eponymous words – say it like you mean it!

Speaking of which, vocalist Jimmy Sweeney certainly means it. His vocals throughout the track dance from following the suave murkiness of Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch (the band being one of many inspirations for Cliché Cult) to searing with energy, especially towards the song’s powerful close – all instruments ramping to a full punch of fire.

It’s clear that the Cult means business, and it’s only going to be more satisfying to see how they’ll be saying it in the coming year.

Cliché Cult


Words by Jacob Rose 

31st January 2022