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London-based Great Cynics are back with a brand new single ‘Only In Memories’. The first chance to hear the song was in a live stream last night via the band’s Facebook page . The band performed the track no less than 50 times in a row. It’ll be etched into their memories from that experience for sure.

Great Cynics’ vocalist and guitarist Giles Bidder says of the inspiration behind the track  “After the first shift I worked at the pub where I am now, one of my beer pouring colleagues and I got the bus back to Peckham to go do some karaoke at Canavans (a local pool hall). On the bus there he told me his granddad once told him “it doesn’t cost anything to be polite”. This should be a London-living mantra. We’re surrounded by arseholes – we’ve got to make ours and our neighbours’ lives as pleasant as possible.”

‘POSI’ was recorded in a warehouse in Philadelphia over one week. The lead up to their time spent in the studio was in stark contrast to the recording itself, as Bidder explains “we rehearsed in our friend’s basement in South Philly and went to shows every night, just generally had a nice time spending money on food and beers. The actual recording process really took it out of me – this is a really emotional record and it physically hurt singing some of the parts. I got ill as soon as we finished tracking, and that’s the only thing I can put it down to. We gave ourselves to this record.”


Giles Bidder – Vocals / guitar
Bob Barrett – Drums
Oliver Ward – Bass
Gillie Rowland – Keys / vocals