O2 Festival Reviews & Vids

Lucky attendees of the O2 Wireless festival in Leeds and London last weekend will have got to see The Crimea play their first festival dates of the year. If you missed it, or just want to reminisce, here’s some O2 Wireless leftovers…

The London performance gets a tiny mention in Virtual Festivals non-Firefox friendly review of the proceedings.

The official O2 Wireless website contains a better-late-than-never biography of the band and also three short video clips of Lottery Winners, Baby Boom and Talking Nonsense. If you just wanna grab the .flv files, they’re here, here and here.

To end with, here’s two longer but poorer quality clips from YouTube user MadeWithCheese, possibly taken in Leeds.

O2 Wireless 2007 (London): Sunday Review

The Crimea work the crowd over on the XFM stage with a sultry set suited to the Sunday mood culminating in a version of Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘J’taime’, and current single ‘Lottery Winners on Acid’.

Review from the Virtual Festivals site, 19/06/07.


Indie music, straight outta….Ireland, Wales and Zimbabwe…

Containing former members of The Crocketts, The Crimea had a single, “Baby Boom”, in the famous John Peel’s festive 50 (reaching #8; higher than The White Stripes!) and released their critically acclaimed album “Tragedy Rocks” in 2005 on the back of several succesful UK tours, notably supporting Ash, Kings of Leon, Billy Corgan, Stereophonics, Jimmy Eat World and appearing on the same Carling stage at the Reading and Leeds festivals as the now famous Arctic Monkeys.

Singles “Lottery Winners On Acid” and “White Russian Galaxy” got great airplay on MTV2, and the band receive fervent reviews of their live show, mainly based on the crowd-based antics of singer Davey and their “satanic bubble machine”.

This year, The Crimea released their latest album, “Secrets of the Witching Hour”, as an entirely free download from their website.

Bio taken from the O2 Wireless site, June 2007.

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