More Ash/Crimea Reviews

From the BBC Tyne website, a review of the Northumbria gig with Ash on 7th June. Click More to leave coments on it.
Leeds Music Scene turned up for the Leeds show, click here or More for the Crimea bit of the review and let the pining begin.

Ash @ University of Northumbria

The Crimea warmed up the venue in more ways than one. Hadn’t heard anything by them before, but was impressed by the music, jury is still out on the vocals though.

The first song and the one that sounded a bit like REM’s “It’s the End of the World” stood out as the best tracks.

Think we might hear a bit more from them in the future if the lead singer’s enthusiasm has anything to do with it.

His on-stage antics and album marketing skills to the departing crowd certainly could not be questioned.

Perhaps Northumbria could invest in some curtains for the top windows as I’m not sure many bands have performed inside in almost daylight, which I think may have taken something away from their performance.

Review by Tom Jones from the BBC Tyne website.

Ash + The Crimea
Live @ Leeds University – Tuesday, 15 June 2004

The final night of Ash’s tour falls in Leeds due to the gig being postponed from a couple of weeks ago. Whilst people enjoy the sun and football in Millennium Square, the temperature in The Refectory reaches an uncomfortable sweaty high. Two fifths of The Crimea come from what was The Crocketts. Luckily one of those is the best quarter of that band, frontman Davey Crockett. Still possessing a sharp wit and abundant energy he fills the stage, ably assisted by a wild haired guitarist. The tunes are a mix of pop guitar licks with heavier beats and half spoken vocal melodies. There’s nothing really to stick in the ear though, it’s all good and it’s played with a bit of life and energy, yet the set is a little too plodding to really get the crowd going. Alas it all rather makes me pine for The Crocketts. They are sadly missed.

Review by Holden DeForge for

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One Response to “More Ash/Crimea Reviews”

  1. maria says:

    I agree, this song is exceptional.

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