Crimea Review

Stuart Denyer from has produced a page dedicated to Crimea singles along with singles by two other great bands, The Keys and The Hot Puppies. There’s reviews, lyrics and links to major websites involving the bands so check it out by clicking here.
There’s another small review of The Crimea’s support for the Kings Of Leon at Birmingham Academy on June 27th somewhere on this page. If you can’t find it there, just click on [More] to read the whole review.


Gig: Kings Of Leon
Show date: Friday 27th June 2003

What a band! Having bought both the EPs released by these guys and still been left hungry for more southern garage rock fun, it was essential I attended this gig. First time in the venue and I have to say it made a nice change to Brixton Academy, being much more atmospheric and easier to get to the bar. Even the support band (The Crimea) rocked ass, with a song about September 11th titled “it’s raining financial advisors” you just know that this band are not only intelligent song writers, but also looked like they were enjoying themselves and have a wicked sense of humour!

However, The Crimea’s efforts paled into insignificance once the Kings started their set. Fantastic! Every song was a possible single, nothing disappointed. the six songs released on the EP’s were nicely spaced between the rest of the tunes from the (as yet) unreleased debut album and were well received by those in the crowd already with their fingers on the pulse! I know, I for one sang pretty much every word! Caleb sings with the sort of voice perfectly crafted to deliver these southern rockin’ lyrics and he knows it, using his gruff growl and melodic touches to full effect. The band looks like they’re gonna go a long way; let’s hope they return to the UK soon.
Alec Beale

Review from the Birmingham Academy’s site here.

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