Electric Ballroom Review

SoundsXPAlternative music webzine SoundsXP has a review up of The Crimea’s support gig at London’s Electric Ballroom with the Kings Of Leon. Click here to read the whole review or click on [More] to read the Crimea related bit.

The Crimea (London Electric Ballroom)

From the ashes of The Crocketts comes The Crimea, with long time collaborators Owen Hopkin (drums and deputy editor of The Fly) and Davey MacManus (guitar and vocals). Having done the punk bit, The Crimea is a more mature, more focused proposition. Opening with last year?s catchy debut single Lottery Winners on Acid they played a set of glorious pop-rock with touches of The Pixies and rockier Coldplay wedded to folkier elements and some country-style guitar licks courtesy of recently recruited Aussie Julia Parker. Add to that some punk sneer and black humour, and you can?t go wrong. Forgotten was introduced with ?it?s raining financial accountants? and is, I was informed by bass player Joe Udwin?s girlfriend, the lovely Ginny, about September 11th. They ploughed through new single Who Knows, the blazing religious rant Allah Was Wrong and mini-epic set closer and old Crockett?s number Opposite Ends. Wonderful stuff. They?re s?posed to be supporting The Stereophonics on some of their arena dates, so at least you?re guaranteed of seeing one good band.

Review from SoundsXP by Graham S.

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