THE CRIMEA

Gig Photos

Andy Parker has some photos of the band playing the Windmill Brixton on August 22nd acompanying a review of the show on his homepage.
Jon Birch’s pics of the same gig are also on the images page of this site, and give a first look at Joe’s new hairdo. Aww. It looks like my hampster.
MSN Spaces member Realpeggi has some snaps of the band at the Bar Academy on August 25th.
Jo Spencer sent me some from the Reading Festival on the 28th, check em out on the images page too.
Efestivals also have some photos from Reading by Karen Williams, and just this second have also stuck up a review of the show. Hit more to read it.

The Crimea
Reading Festival 2005 review

01-09-05

How the heck do I review this lot? Their music is pretty diverse and bittersweet, hard to label. I arrive in a not very packed tent to find the lead singer, ex-Crockett Davey McManus hugging himself as though he?s on a bad trip and calling out mumbled prayer as a backing track run over the proceedings. He?s trembling and a string of almost streaming consciousness springs from his lips accompanied by wild guitar.

The lyrics are terrific, if complex, well written ?Opposite Ends? is staggering and by the end of it you feel he?s close to a breakdown. Then suddenly he changes, no longer fragile and broken and I don?t know which song it is but the lyrics seem apt, ?You are just a bunch of Buffalo, who like Indians love your water.?

The tunes are a mix of almost infectious guitar licks with heavier beats and half spoken vocal melodies and it creates a strange effect, not brooding but broken and melodious. Very original and very strange, I look forward to their debut album with interest.

Reading Festival review by Scott Williams from Efestivals.

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