THE CRIMEA

Crimea Reviews & Other Bands

Davey MacManus has been lifted to the hights of international stardom, hanging out with the likes of Jack White and co, or at least in a sentance of this article he has. In a review of My Red Cell’s new album by Crud Music Magazine, they say of MRC’s lead singer: “He has a brimming, psychotic delivery that is impossible to ignore, reminiscent of a speeding Jack White smothered by Davey MacManus of past Welsh cult heroes The Crocketts in some rowdy bar after closing”.
I might stick the new crox site up sometime soon. It’ll only be the stuff I’ve finished, around 50%, but it’s better than nothing.
Oooh it hurts. Here’s a couple of reviews you won’t be seeing on The Crimea site. Both of the Ambient Picnic festival on the 1st of this month, and both for Underdogzine.co.uk.
AMBIENT PICNIC – BY JON
In 2004, you’d think we would have moved on a bit from the shoegazing FX-rock of the early nineties, but it’s obvious that headliners The Crimea still hold their Ride records close to their hearts. If you think of X Is Loaded, but without any of the tunes that make that band vaguely tolerable, then you still won’t manage to plumb the depths of dullness that The Crimea do – and with appalling lines like “we’ll walk through the streets like lottery winners on acid” they don’t help themselves either. It was at this point I decided to head off to the Dance Tent – that’s just how bad they were…
AMBIENT PICNIC – BY GARETH
From bad to worse as The Crimea take the main stage, some crappy Indie band that nobody had heard of and indeed few people stayed to see. The shocking thing was these guys were the headliners… but how??? Nobody had heard of them. Still at least I am justified in bitching about the Ambient Picnic when they put on this level of a show for a headliner.
Enough. Andy Norton’s currently on the road with Charlotte Hatherley from Ash as rythm guitarist and backing vocalist for any current radio sessions she’s doing. I’m currently trying to find out details of future sessions, but here’s a couple of acoustic MP3s he did a couple weeks ago. They’re the last two, titled “Acoustic (Low Quality)”, and were recorded for a Virgin radio session.
And the girl Andy replaced, Julz Parker is playing her final UK gig this year with Project Winerhaven at the Late Bar on Kilburn High Road, Thursday August 26th. Please go, she’s good and stuff.

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