Exclusive Crimea Song Download

War ChildAs part of their November charity compilation download, War Child Music have an exclusive Crimea track to download from their website. It’s in the form of ‘Someone’s Crying’ which acording to them is from the band’s upcoming early 2005 album, though apparently Davey’s still recording vocal tracks for it so this may be an even bigger exclusive than they think. You can get it as part of the full compilation featuring Kasabian, The Kills and Spiritualized for ?3.50 ($6.50) or on it’s own for 99p ($1.80). They’ll accept Visa, Mastercard, Switch and Solo cards through their secure purchase site (or for a little more you can use your mobile to get it), then you’ll be free to download the track in 192kbps WMA format and 192kbps AAC format for those of you with a MAC. I say get both, but there’ll be some restrictions on the WMA file. Click More for the low down on War Child and what they have to say about The Crimea. FWIW I already have my copy, and I’ve not stoped playing it since I got it.

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Brand-new song!
We love The Crimea at War Child Music. There’s one very fine album, ‘Tragedy Rocks’, just waiting to be discovered and here we are offering you an exclusive preview from their second long-player. ‘Someone’s Crying’ is top-notch stuff from former Crocketts Davey and Owen. You won’t hear it again until the new album in the spring.

Download ‘Someone’s Crying’

Who they?
From Wales, drummer Owen Hopkin, from the Lake District, Hammond player Andrew Stafford, from the Philippines, guitarist Andrew Norton and from Zimbabwe, 6′ 7” bassist Joseph Udwin.
And the leader of such a raggle-taggle collection? He is, from Dublin, on vocals and playing guitar, Mr Davey MacManus, nee Crockett.
Crockett? Off of the criminally under-rated band of the same name? The ones with two cracking albums who were dropped by an earless major label? The very same.
After a spell stacking shelves at Sainsbury’s, Davey and his drumming Crockett cohort Owen holed up in a bedroom and began cooking up a most intoxicating brew. You should hear the joyous sound they made. Oh, you can. That’ll be The Crimea then.

We say?
They are our favourite band of the year, hands down. As is the way with Davey, de rigueur is never the plat du jour. They’re not like other bands, see. Fashion? Who needs it when you have one of the finest frontmen around who also happens to be a songwriter capable of slackening jaws at 20 paces.

They say?
‘If The Crocketts were four cavemen banging rocks together,’ offers Davey, ‘The Crimea are a bunch of Tchaikovskys banging Kylie.’
It’s an image we like and, in an odd sort of way, tells you all you need to know about The Crimea. It’s pop Jim, but not as we know it.

Any other business?
There is now you come to mention it. ‘Baby Boom’ made Number 8 in John Peel’s Festive 50 last year. One thing the great man didn’t have was cloth ears. ‘It’s his favourite single of the last 10 years,’ claims Owen.
There is also a story about Davey stalking Fran Healy in a supermarket, but that’s one for another time.

All ears?
Beg, borrow or steal a copy of their debut album, ‘Tragedy Rocks’. Your collection will be all the richer for it. Put it this way, if it doesn’t feature in every music mag’s end of year of poll, there is something seriously amiss. It is, quite simply, one of the best long-players you’ll hear this year.
One of the other best things you’ll hear this year is our exclusive preview of the breathtaking ‘Someone’s Crying’. Fresh out of the oven, it’s set to appear on their second album, due early next year.

Download ‘Someone’s Crying’

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2 Responses to “Exclusive Crimea Song Download”

  1. Denyer says:

    I suggest people with Windows also download the AAC file… it’s a lot easier to get an MP3 file out of and onto a portable player…

    Sounds great, very sweeping mix! =)

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