Cuffed Up - Small Town Kid

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by John Richards, host of The Morning Show on KEXP, is "Small Town Kid" by Cuffed Up, a 2019 self-released single.
photo by Sheva Kafai
written by Janice Headley

You'd be forgiven for assuming Cuffed Up were from the UK — the Los Angeles-based quartet draw influence from the punk scene across the sea. Vocalists/guitarists Sapphire Jewell (formerly of Gypsum) and Ralph Torrefranca (ex-Dr. Doctor) met by chance at a Sunday brunch, bonding over their love of bands like IDLES and Shame. A few months later, with the addition of musicians Joe Liptock and Vic Ordonez, they became a full-time band. "Small Town Kid" comes off the band's self-released debut single, a double-A-side with “Mother/Father.” 

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