The Fly - May 2003Christ, I’m kept in at work for two hours and suddenly the Crimea world takeover suddenly moves up a few gears. Here’s the latest…
The Fly magazine for May 2003 has gone Crimea crazy, with an introduction from magazine deputy editor and Crimea drummer Owen Hopkin on his tour with the band. There’s also loads of photos of the band, tour dates and a chance to win a signed Crimea camera through the Fly’s website, if you wait a week for it to be updated. You can pick up a copy in your local Barfly venue, HMV or Virgin Megastore for absolutely nothing. Thanks to Craig for the info, and I’ll post more on the magazine when I get hold of a copy.
Two words. Colin Murray. Recording (1:40), tracklisting (or click [More]). That’s another play for W.R.G. on Radio 1 then.
The first review of White Russian Galaxy I’ve seen is up on the SoundsXP website. It’s in the singles section and they like it. If you look hard enough you can also find a review of the band supporting Electric Six at Camden Barfly on Wednesday 23rd October 2002. Click on [More] if you just want to read the Crimea bits.
If you made your way to the Nottingham Social last night, stay tuned to this page for a little improvised good will.
And you might wanna get over to Project Winterhaven’s website and hear Crimea guitarist Julz’s new masterpiece.

THE CRIMEA White Russian Galaxy (Double Dragon Music)
For every rebel rousing, Jack Daniels swigging, guitar thrashing garage band that lands at Heathrow ready to do the Barfly circuit there?s a dozen local bands out there attempting to fight the tide by writing timeless pop songs. One of the bands is the Crimea and with this their second single they show that their first (Lottery Winners on Acid) was no fluke. White Russian Galaxy is in turns spookily dark and joyously euphoric. Ivories are tinkled and bass drums pounded, it?s gorgeously melodic and breathtakingly simple. It?s called pop music and I love it.

Review by Paul M from from SoundXP’s singles section here.

The Crimea (and alongside other new bands listed on the wall the name didn’t seem so silly) were first on. What they lacked in musicianship they made up for in enthusiasm. Some reasonable songs were helped along by their energetic and slightly mad singer. I’d like to see them again – but not for at least a year.

Review by Alex from SoundXP’s review of Electric Six @ Camden Barfly 23/10/02 here.

Tracklistings: 6/5/2003
DMX – ‘X Gon Give It To Ya’ (Def Jam)
Dandy Warhols – ‘We Used To Be Friends’ (Capitol)
Proper Filthy Naughty – ‘Fascination’ (10 Kilo)
Deftones – ‘Minerva’ (Maverick)
Krust – ‘Back To Da Boogie’ (White Label)
Cave In – ‘Anchor’ (BMG)
DK – ‘Be There For You’ (White LAbel)
Basement – ‘Slain The Truth’ (Delta Sonic)
Foo Fighters – ‘Low’ (BMG)
DJ Format – ‘The Hit Song’ (Pias)
Ataris – ‘In This Diary’ (Columbia)
RSL – ‘Wesley Music’ (Players)
Benny Benassi – ‘Satisfaction’ (Data)
Blur – ‘Sweet Song’ (Parlophone)
Marilyn Manson – ‘Mobscene’ (Interscope)
Lil Kim – ‘Magic Stick’ (Atlantic)
Jet – ‘Take It Or Leave It’ (White Label)
Flaming Lips – ‘Fight Test’ (White Label)
Mckay – ‘Tell Him’ (Go Beat)
Woodstar – ‘Dumb Punk Song’ Movielife – ‘Face or Kneecaps’ (Drive Thru)
DJ Shadow – ’6 days (Soulwax Remix)’ (Island Records)
Day Waste – ’10 Bob Millionaire’ (Demo)
Crimea – ‘Who Knows’ (Double Dragon)
Fallacy feat Tubby T – ‘Big ‘N Bashy’ (Virgin)
White Stripes – ‘Hotel Yorba’ (XL)

From the tracklisting for the Colin Murray Radio 1 show, 6/5/03.

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3 Responses to “It’s all go in the land of Crimea.”

  1. craig says:

    one of the photos is of owen and joe in their swimming shorts just getting out of the sea and covering their bits. just thought you’d like to know that :)

  2. craig says:

    when the copmetition gets put up on the fly website, i think it will appear here:

  3. Christopher says:

    HMV and Virgin are crap. Scan a copy please please pleeeeaaase.

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