Mats from Norway's The Cruel Intentions drops in for a chat with George about the bands upcoming highly anticipated record "Venomous Anonymous" due out June 3rd, 2022. We get to know who the band is, and what is in store for the future of this amazing group.
ABOUT THE CRUEL INTENTIONS:
Lizzy DeVine - Vocals & Guitar
Kristian Solhaug - Guitar
Mats Wernerson- Bass
Robin Nilsson - Drums
The Cruel Intentions is exactly what you want and expect them to be; easy going, fast paced modern Sleaze. The band plays around with the esthetics of bands such as Guns ‘N Roses and Mötley Crue, and carries on the legacy of good old Rock ‘N Roll into the contemporary youth of today. The songs are fast paced, humorous and at times really hard-hitting. The result is feel good music with a fresh, original and modern expression, albeit strong roots in rock history. Easy to love and to relate to.
The band was founded in 2015, by Mats Wernerson, Lizzy DeVine, Kristian Solhaug, and Eiliv Sagrusten who soon was replaced by Robin Nilsson on drums. Lizzy DeVine lived several years in Los Angeles where he was the singer and songwriter of Vains of Jenna, a band that got their breakthrough the American era of Rock´n Reality tv with performances on shows like Jackass, Viva La Bam, and Kat Von D’s LA Ink.
This no-fucks-given culture has no doubt shaped DeVine and his attitude towards music that is also evident in The Cruel Intentions music.