THE CRIMEA

Radio Stuff

Crimea lead guitarist Andy Norton is currenly helping out Charlotte Hatherley (lead Ash guitarist gone solo) during some radio sessions. They’ve already done a few things together but will next be in session for Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, Tuesday 24th August between 10am and 1pm. You can read a bit more about Andy’s moonlighting on the Unofficial Crocketts site.
IC Wales have an article on their websiteabout FF Vinyl’s North South Divine compilation featuring The Crimea’s White Russian Galaxy. You can view the whole article here or click More for the small Crimea bio they produced.
Virgin Radio will air coverage of V Festival over the weekend, so you may just hear The Crimea if you tune in. Here’s their V 2004 homepage.
Music Choice, sponsors of the stage The Crimea will play on at V 2004, have a small page/bio on the band here.
More Virgin stuff, their ‘…Louder’ site has a review of The Crimea on. I’ve seen it elsewhere but not this green looking.

The Crimea

Who are they?
Formed in the summer of 2002 from the ashes of The Crocketts, they’ve released four singles and recorded a debut album, Tragedy Rocks, which will be out soon. They’ve also played gigs with bands like Kings of Leon, Travis, Primal Scream, Stereophonics and Dashboard Confessional. They also won the Pop Factory Award for Best New Band in 2003.

Why should people go to their shows and listen to their records?
They explore the dark recesses of love and lust and have already been compared to Dusty Springfield, Leonard Cohen, The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev.

Why will they be the next big thing?
Rock journalist/DJ Zane Lowe loves them and they beat the White Stripes into the top 10 of John Peel’s Festive 50. It’s only a matter of time until the rest of the world catches on.

What a fan said:
“Amazing band live and recorded. Nice, friendly guys too.”

Bio by Hannah Jones for IC Wales.

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