THE CRIMEA

Updates… at last.

So I’m sat here listening to the first Crocketts song I ever heard, and I figure it’s time to let you know what’s been going on for the past three years since then. Well, it feels that long anyway. Sorry for all the promises of an update, hell, even Owen got in before me with the mailing list. So here you go. Updates, at last.
White Russian Galaxy. Formerly titled Who Knows, the much awaited second single from The Crimea was announced on Friday through the mailing list. It’ll be released around the middle of May, and it’s coming out on the Double Dragon record label, which is yet another label I can find no info on. If you ask me, it’s just another name Davey made up for a joke, and he’s currently producing all the CDs in his bedroom, along with everything else that goes on in there.
MP3s. The stuff you’ve all been waiting for, MP3s of the John Peel and XFM radio sessions are now available on the downloads page. Currently there’s only interview and talk stuff, but all the songs will be available at some time. I’ll probably put up two tracks every couple of weeks, starting in about a week, so keep checking the site for updates.
All the links pages have been updated. There’s not much new but at least you won’t be sent to any non existent websites.
A publishing deal has been signed by Davey & Co. with Warner/Chappell Music, bringing the band much needed cash for a second set of clothes. Thanks to website local SR, you can click on [More] to find out the difference between a publishing and record deal.
The Crimea playing at The Borderline.More gigs are lined up for the next couple of months, including one this Thursday, which is part of the Drowned in Sound fanzine vs. Do Something Pretty fanzine night. As always, check the gigs page for more info. Both the DiS and DSP websites have more info about The Crimea on them, and the DiS site even has a link to the Utopia MP3 on this site to promote the band to their readers.
New photos have been put up on the site. There’s three promo shots taken of the band by Tina McClelland on the main page, and photos of the lads and all new lass playing at The Borderline have been put up on the pictures page.
A new update on the Peel Session in February. Turns out Davey’s guitar skills weren’t quite as good as they seemed, as it was actually a session guitarist they’d bought in for some extra help before gaining Julia Parker as lead guitarist. Julz is now settling into life with The Crimea, and looks to be staying with the band for as long as she wants, though continues work with her own band Project Winterhaven.

The difference between a publishing deal and a record deal, provided by SR.
A little research informs me that a publishing deal is this – the artist basically sells their work to the music publisher for a nominal fee and a continuing share of the royalties. Whereas with a record deal the artist is paid to make an album.

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4 Responses to “Updates… at last.”

  1. d1939 says:

    i told SR this!!!

  2. Christopher says:

    umm…. no you didn’t sr said it go look on the board.

  3. Lucifer says:

    no arguing now boys!!

  4. d1939 says:

    just kidding

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