I was extremely hyped to hear Augustines (previously known as We Are Augustines) brand new single Cruel City last week, after they teased its imminent arrival on twitter the day before its unveiling. When I eventually heard it, I was a little underwhelmed, however its grown on me massively since then. Considering the achingly sad concept and lyrics found on their debut album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, and their return singles title Cruel City, I was surprised by the tracks vivacity and cheery nature. The songs bounding, rhythmic drums and driving guitars are accompanied by Lion King-like backing vocals and oohing, that seem to be worlds away from the music found on their first album. Although its a big change, I’m coming round to their new direction and sound. See what you think of Cruel City below.