Anti-folk misfit James Clayton created Crywank as a cathartic solo project in Manchester, England in 2009. Performing acerbic confessionals of acoustic folk-punk in the vein of Andrew Jackson Jihad, Clayton‘s sadness, paranoia, misery, and dry humor pervaded the music. Early work was primarily distributed in a D.I.Y. fashion over the Internet and without physical copies. This grassroots promotion helped him connect directly with fans, which increased his following. They return this December to The Cluny!