8 Down, 3 To Go

Colin MurrayYou know the deal. Colin Murray, another Crimea album tune, tracklisting after the jump.

French website and Crimea fans Sound Of Violence post news of the new album. It may say it’s great, then again it may say it’s shite. I ain’t got a clue cos it’s all in French and I defy anyone to understand the language. À cette même! Believe.

English Crimea fans Comfort Comes had album news a few days ago, but it’s dissapeared now. Google’s cache, while it’s available, or just hit more.

Everyone’s using Vox right now. Confuses the hell out of me; bring back Audiogalaxy groups I say. Anyway, at least someone’s posted about the Crimea on there. Yup, you guessed it, more album news.

Here’s details on one of the tour gigs from Norwich Arts Centre. More tour news coming very soon; if you’d signed up to the mailing list you’d already know :)

CrimeaThe Crimea donnent leur album 19.04.2007
Intitulé Secrets Of The Witching Hour, le second album de The Crimea sera disponible au Royaume-Uni le 13 mai… ainsi qu’en téléchargement gratuit sur le site officiel du groupe à cette même date !

News posted on Sound Of Violence, 19/04/07.

The Crimea will release their second album “Secrets of The Witching Hour” on May 13th. The album will be able to purchase but the band will be giving the album away “from a secret location on the web that we’re currently working on.”
The tracklisting for the album is…as well as some tour dates..

1. All Conquering
2. The 48A Waiting Steps
3. Raining Planets
4. Man
5. Bombay Sapphire Coma
6. Don’t Close Your Eyes On Me
7. Loop A Loop
8. Light Brigade
9. Several Thousand Years Of Talking Nonsense
10. Requiem Aeternum
11. Wierd.

21/05/2007 Bristol – Thekla
24/05/2007 Taylor Johns House
25/05/2007 Stoke – Sugarmill
26/05/2007 South Wales – Narbeth Hall
29/05/2007 Surrey – Boileroom
01/06/2007 Nottingham – Social
02/06/2007 Birmingham – Bar Academy
03/06/2007 Liverpool – Academy
06/06/2007 Leciester – Charlotte
07/06/2007 Wolverhamton – Civic
08/06/2007 Sheffield – Leadmill
09/06/2007 Manchester – Joshua Brookes
11/06/2007 Northampton – Soundhaus
14/06/2007 Norwich – Arts Centre
15/06/2007 Southampton – Joiners
16/06/2007 Aldershot – West End Centre
19/06/2007 Glasgow – King Tuts

News posted on Comfort Comes, 20/03/07.

The Crimea – Amazing new record

I never really rated The Crimea before – although ‘Lottery Winners on Acid’ was fun – but having heard a pre-release copy of their new, self-financed album ‘Secrets of The Witching Hour’ , which comes out in June I am a convert. Actually forget that I am now an EVANGALIST.

It’s a bit early to say it’s my ‘album of the year’ but damn is it good. Its almost hilariously over-ambitious, they made it in Latvia of all places ‘cos it was cheap and it sounds like a band who have been told its the last time they’ll ever be allowed to make a record so they’ve chucked in everything idea they’ve ever had. It could be a recipe for a self indulgent mess but it’s just brilliant. Honestly, I’m blown away, its a fabulous piece of work, fantastic lyrics, great arrangements, you must check it out.

A breathtakingly original record.

Review posted by Supercfc, 29/03/07.

Tuesday 24th April

The Chemical Brothers – ‘The Golden Path’ (Virgin)
Modest Mouse – ‘Dashboard’ (Columbia)
Willy Mason – ‘We Can Be Strong’ (Virgin)
The Hold Steady – ‘Stuck Between Stations’ (Vagrant)
Queens Of The Stone Age – ‘No One Knows’ (Universal)
Pharoah Monche – ‘Body Baby’ (Street Records Corporation)
Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone’ (Columbia)
Riff Raff – 80′s Babies’ (

Black Hole
The Clash Vs The Killers Mash Up – ‘Rock The Casbah’
The Raconteurs – ‘Steady As She Goes’
The Man With The Glasses – ‘All The Rocky Movies in 5 Seconds’
Rage Against The Machine – ‘Bombtrack’ (Radio 1 Archive Session)
DJ Jaguar Skills And Lord Basis -’1979 -2000: A Hip Hop Odyssey Part 10′
Biffy Clyro – ‘Saturday Superhouse’
Dicke Goodman – ‘Mr Jaws’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘This Is It’
AC Spartans – ‘The Littlest Hobo’ (
Eels – ‘Mr E’s Beautiful Blues’
Bill Bailey – ‘European Sirens’
The Crimea – ‘Light Brigade’ (

Ash – ‘You Can’t Have All’(WEA)
LCD Soundsystem – ‘All My Friends’ (DFA)
Lavender Diamond – ‘Open Your Heart’ (Rough Trade)

Free Association
Dusty Springfield – ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’ (Spectrum)
Chris Cornell – ‘Black Hole Sun’ (Zane Lowe Session)
Man In The Park – ‘Tom Cruise Scares Me’

Tracklisting from the Colin Murray show, 24/4/07.

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6 Responses to “8 Down, 3 To Go”

  1. Denyer says:

    The bit in French just says it’ll be available as a free download after a the date mentioned.

    Light Brigade rocks. Unlike the new Wildies album, which I’m finding a bit lacklustre…

  2. Denyer says:

    Eels – ‘Mr E’s Beautiful Blues’
    Dusty Springfield – ‘Son Of A Preacher Man’

    I really should listen to this guy’s show more…

  3. Ron says:

    Good job, here and there!

  4. Bush says:

    Your site is very interesting and usefult

  5. poiu says:

    I like that!b

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