More intresting Crimea updates.

The March issue of the Medway & Maidstone Express had a review of The Crimea playing the 45 club in Ferbuary. You can download a copy through their website or click on [More] to read the article.
XFM has the recording of the band’s XFM session on their website. You can listen to Lottery Winners On Acid and Fred Flintstone but unfortunately they’re messed up the White Russian Galaxy one because it’s a totally different band.
Three photos of The Crimea at Brixton Windmill are up on this site. Reminds me of the old Enterprise gigs. Ahh, the memories… getting punched in the stomach by Davey, dodging low flying microphone stands, and no one knowing who I was :o ) um… on with the updates.. is back with a new look. The Crimea forum can now be accesed through links on the site or by clicking here.

The Crimea @ the 45 club
The Crimea is a five piece band consisting of Davey on guitar and vocals, stand in Aussie guitarist Julia, bassist Joe, drummer Owen and Andy on keyboard.
Into the first couple of songs I realised why in their previous form of The Crocketts they had supported The Stereophonics, although their own originality shines through. ‘Lottery Winners On Acid’ was superb, containing hillarious lyrics. ‘Tragedy Rocks’ was a slow number and almost Mercury Rev like and brilliant, followed by a Mercury Rev and Phonics hybrid! It featured a blinding vocal performance from Davey and more good work from Joe on bass who towers above everyone. A couple of songs reminded me of Pavement and the excellent lyric “If you want to see my happy side, you better tell me my girl just died” had me chuckling.
The third song from the end sounded like a Van Morrison cover, it may well have been… whatever it was, it was damn fine. After a song which featured the insightful, “Jesus Christ Was Wrong”, the band thanked Sanjay and played their last song of the night – a dark, melodic number which ended their set perfectly. It was a shame that there was no encore, as the crowd clearly wanted more. Their new formation is still pulling the crowds. The Crimea is a quality band who seriously kicks ass. Come back and see us again soon guys.
Owen told MME what he thought of the Tap n Tin, “The gig went amazingly well. The crowd response was fantastic, we all had a good night and would love to come back soon.
The Tap’n'Tin is up there with the greatest venues of the country. As well as thinking it’s bloody dangerous, having a hair dressing salon in a pub, is genius. As soon as we’d finished the soundcheck we were all in the hot seat getting new hairdo’s, as styled by Sanjay (Trevor Sorbie Jr). We’re now thinking of shifting the band’s focus away from the music and on to our haircuts. It’s worked for The Cooper Temple Clause, so we fancy a bit of that action now, too.”

From MME issue 8, March 2003, avaiable for download here.

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