Ash Support Gig Review

Here’s a review of The Crimea supporting Ash at Birmingham Academy on 31st May on the BBC Birmingham website. Click More if the link doesn’t work.

31/05/04 – Carling Academy, Birmingham
Reviewed by Martin Lander

The Crimea

Support was provided in the form of The Crimea, a five piece band that may be recognised by their former title of The Crocketts. Or part of anyway, following the ‘rationalisation’ step of V2 records they were dropped but frontman Davey Macmanus and drummer Owen Hopkin, picked themselves up rubbed their eyes and plodded on tirelessly finding a new sound in the form they have today.

Using fantastically acute imagery, the band kick off with an upbeat number, but I’m sorry to say it never seemed to go anywhere after that.

Although there’s nothing wrong with keeping a meandering beat, they just seemed to stick in second and never really find their way up from there. However they were a very tight band and with the gall to add in some Apache-style guitar, many people were left mused yet cheerful.

Review from the BBC Birmingham website,

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