THE CRIMEA

LWOAAccording to Amazon.com, Lottery Winners On Acid will be released in America on October 5th by Warner Brothers. They list the price as $7.98 but there’s no other details as yet. I’ll keep you updated…
Meanwhile, US websites Tower Records and CD Baby both have the Tragedy Rocks album back in stock, so go grab a copy before they sell out again.
And if you’re in two minds about wether to get one, here’s a review of the album by Alternative Malta (halfway down the page). “Come on, I know you?ll like it!” Click More for the rest.
EFestivals have some pics from the Ambient Picnic festival. If you have friends, you can also send them as e-cards.
A V Festival punter has reviewed every one of the bands who played the Music Choice stage on Sunday 26th August. You can view the whole thing here or click More to read the paragraph on The Crimea.

Tragedy Rocks“Crimea and punishment”
The Crimea – Tragedy Rocks

I remember long ago in 1999 I picked up a compilation and hearing a song by a group called ?The Crocketts? and quite liking it. Now five years later I find out that the line-up has changed a little bit and now they are called The Crimea.

Basically ?Tragedy Rocks? is stuffed with pure unadulterated indie-rock, and hopefully this time round they will make a name of themselves – oh and ?White Russian Galaxy? is a great first track. Come on, I know you?ll like it!

Review by Alternative Malta.


V Good

…Next were another act who I’ve seen before, performing Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach (more popularly known amongst pronunciation-shy non-Welsh-speakers as The Welsh Club) – The Crimea. They seemed pretty good then, and they seem pretty good still. Again, the set was apparently pretty identical to what I saw before. The frontman is certainly energetic, leaping around the place during songs, almost singing with such passion that he is almost shouting, and speaking only to proclaim the title of the next song (not even saying that it is the title of the next song, just spouting some cryptic sounding words). I may be wrong but there seems to be a militaristic sort of theme going on (the name obviously after the war), and the guy points his guitar like a rifle at various points throughout (usually accompanied by a suitably threatening lyric). It’s good music, good use of instruments and some nice use of effects and clever augmentation of the musical themes by the lead guitarist, who has a bit of a Hendrix look about him (shame he doesn’t play like him!), but the lyrics are simple and at times moronic (“she gets a coldsore, I want a coldsore” for example, and some rubbish about sleeping around and being scared a “baby might arrive”). They’ve achieved some very modest success, being signed to the same record label as Muse and Jet, but again, I don’t think they can really break through into the public consciousness, unless they write some better lyrics at least.

Review by Mark Turner.

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