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Deafstitute (live in Manchester)

by Cleft

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Josh Donald
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Josh Donald This band is fantastic!! It is a shame they are now done. I loved their quirky time signatures and unabashed love for some quick intensity in the middle of a song.

I will miss you Cleft!!! Favorite track: Chin (live).
vwl h8r
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vwl h8r satisfies everything i look for in music, emotion, authenticity, nuance, intensity, imagination. Favorite track: Interglutial (live).
Francois Leduc
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Francois Leduc I wish I could have been there! Favorite track: Hostage (live).
Tom Jordan
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Tom Jordan When you get to the party late like I did with Cleft, this album is such a sweet little gift that makes me super fucking happy and a little bit sad, listen to all the stuff so much and the thought that seeing that live once again has gone away gives a little stabby heart feel. Better to have loved and lost than to never have had Cleft at all.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Live inside Stag & Hounds, Deafstitute (live in Manchester), Wrong, Onan's Boulder/Me, Sugar, Exit...Stage Cleft, BOSH!, Whale Bone, and Utter. , and , .

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Chin (live) 04:10
Flail (live) 04:11
TAAW (live) 03:13
Gulch (live) 05:55


Recorded live at our last ever show in Manchester on the 25th June 2016, with multiple camera angles and fully mixed audio. Full 1h10min video download included with purchase (instructions shown when purchase is complete).


released November 11, 2016

John Simm - Drums
Dan Wild-Beesley - Guitar
Matt Franklin - vocals on Elephant in the Bar Room
Recorded & mixed by John "The Drum Tamer" Simm
Ali Cordrey - main camera
Liam McShane - live engineering
Album cover photo by Ed Sprake Photo (edsprake.com)
Thanks to Hovland Drums (hovlanddrums.com) and Hayden Amps for their support.


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Cleft Manchester, UK

Cleft were a 2-piece turbo-prog band and we made massive, dirty, instrumental music using a guitar and some drums. Imagine a machine that compresses 14 minute songs down to 3 minutes.

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