Lazy Summer Days

Just add it to the list. The September issue of Elle magazine (yes, that fashion one) features a plug for The Crimea’s new album. Check out what they have to say here, but I know you’re just waiting for the Playgirl Crimea special. It’ll happen.
Unfortunately these usually only appear on Google after the event, but anyways, icWales have a Cardiff acoustic preview.
John Peel DayOctober 13th, as well as being only four days away from the Tragedy Rocks UK release, is also now home to John Peel Day. In memory of the late Crimea backer and Radio 1 DJ, the station are putting on a special gig in London and also asking other bands to organise their own gigs in memory of the man. You know it makes sense, boys.
And to end with, here’s why I’m more than happy to see hear Regina Spektor’s voice at the begging of Crimea gigs. Your Honor.


? This month brings the long-awaited full-length release Tragedy Rocks (Warner Bros.) from the Welsh band the Crimea. ?Lottery Winners on Acid? and ?White Russian Galaxy,? two of the record’s standouts, are as spirited and ragged as a pub sing-along, touched by psychedelia.

Review by Carlene Bauer from Elle magazine September 2005 issue.

Preview: The Crimea
Aug 18 2005

Barfly, Cardiff

RECENT Warner Brothers signings The Crimea play an afternoon acoustic set this Sunday, ahead of their appearance at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

The Davey MacManus-fronted quartet – who recently toured the US in support of Billy Corgan – will be releasing their debut album Tragedy Rocks in October.

Highlights include the carnival-ride lope of Lottery Winner On Acid, the dark complexity of The Great Unknown and Baby Boom, an early independent single that John Peel named in 2003′s Festive Fifty ahead of Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.

Doors open at 12.30pm and support comes from Innercity Pirates (formerly known as My Red Cell) and Halflight. Tickets will set you back ?5.

Review by Joanne Manning for the South Wales Echo.

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