Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

The Crimea are in the review section of today’s Independent newspaper. I’m sure someone’ll be kind enough to send a scan in sometime.
SW1 Productions have a review of the Ash gig in Truro, there’s a couple of Crimea pics there too. Click here for the site or More if you can’t read the strange picture text.
Davey @ Hall For Cornwall, by Matt Jessop WWW.MATTJESSOP.COMI’ve stuck up a couple more Crimea magazine article scans on the press clippings page. If you can speak Welsh then feel free to post a translation to the Tacsi article.
This one’s a bit old. Well, very old. A preview of Davey’s acoustic gig at the Toucan club in Cardiff last summer. There’s a nice pic with his former band name on, and yet again, translations are welcome.
Another oldie, Norman Records’ review of White Russian Galaxy. Check it out here or in the extended More section.
Reviews and ratings of Crimea releases can be found at, though currently there’s only one, but it’s good.
This is an intresting site listing peak chart positions of all UK singles and albums between 1995 and 2003. It lists Baby Boom as peaking at 139 and leaving the top 200 after one week. Click More for The Crimea’s full chart details.
Here’s a pic of Charlotte from Ash wearing a Crimea Jagermiester t-shirt during the Leeds gig. Some of you should be getting your own when the Dakine comp ends.

By Christian Murison
Cornish Guardian, Thursday June 3rd 2004

The arrival of Ash, Gomex, Funeral for a Friend and six up-and-coming bands in Cornwall on the weekend was a monumental occasion for the county and the live music scene in particular, writes Christian Murison.

Cornwall has been starved of quality original live acts for far too long, bt it looks more and more likely that all that’s about to change thanks to local music promoters SW1 Productions.

Davey @ Hall For Cornwall, by Matt Jessop WWW.MATTJESSOP.COMSpring Loaded, a three-day live music extravaganza held at the Hall For Cornwall in Truror between Friday 28 and Saturday May 30 was the first real sign that things are changing and with thepromise of more such quality acts to follow, things are finally looking good for Cornwall’s music lovers.

First up on Friday were The Crimea, a five-piece alternative rock band who have quickly built up a large and fully-developed loyal fanbase. The Crimea kicked off Spring Loaded in style as they stormed through an impressive set including songs from their new album Tragedy Rocks.

Review by Christian Murison taken from SW1
All photos taken by Matt Jessop, also nicked from SW1 though he has his own site at

The Weekly Review (30/5/2003)

The Crimea used to be The Crocketts who were a crock of shite, which should in turn mean that this band commits crimes against music but they have a real knack for a tune. Unspectacular yet foot tappingly catchy & accomplished, the new single ‘White Russian Galaxy’ isn’t the classic that ‘Lottery Winners on Acid’ was but these are a band to watch! 7″/CDs for yer!

Review by Barry, Brian and Clinton from Norman Records.

The Crimea

Title – Lable – Year – Date – Peak Position – Weeks In Top 200

White Russian Galaxy (Double Dragon)
2003 (14.06.2003): 89 (-/2)

Baby Boom (Boobytrap)
2003 (29.11.2003): 139 (-/1)

Chart positions taken from Chart Log UK, compiled by Tobias Zywietz.

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One Response to “Reviews, Reviews, Reviews”

  1. Hoochie coochie says:

    David Beckham is really f**king beautiful.


    Does this relate to the Crimea?

    Only in that they deal with extremes of human beauty and ugliness, desire and wrath.

    And therefore all their songs are about Goldenballs.

    KIDDING! but only with that last bit! :o P

    Joyous Summer Solstice wishes,
    folks! :-)

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