So it was a bit of a surprise The Cruelty Party didn't draw a bigger crowd to their NXNE gig, a set that had them playing Wrongbar right after the blistering Montreal rock of We Are Wolves. But even without the energy of a full room to drawn on, they managed a swaggering, full-blast performance. Three shows in, the band is already tighter, more confident and powerful than they were at their first show (and that one wasn't exactly loose and timid either). When their first single and debut album finally do get released — and they should both be coming soon — it looks like the band will be more than ready. If their first few shows are any sign of things to come, it shouldn't take long for The Cruelty Party to build all that buzz into a truly loyal following.
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