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WiP – Jazz Cafe Media

UPDATE: It’s here!!!

One post, all the links 🙂

Yes I know, get the video up already… it’s coming 🙂 To start with, here’s all the soundcheck vids I have. Cameo by Martin (red top) fidling with wires, and Reay checking the levels in his old and still-in-one-piece (unlike mine) t-shirt with added CREW logo 😀 . Now that’s some priceles memorabilia right there.

The above includes all my own videos (to be updated as I upload more), in this playlist:

That is, the following (only edited within YouTube to increase brightness levels, otherwise raw):

1. Davey one-two-ing.
2. Lottery Winners On Acid soundcheck.
3. Something musical.
4. Jellyfish soundcheck.
5. A big box of merch.

1. The Stage
2. Gig Part 1
3. Gig Part 2
Or watch a mix here of parts 1 and 2 plus missing audio between Who Knows (sorry, iPod cocked up – had a backup but only in audio). Video appears very very slightly more compressed in the mix, which is why the originals are linked above.

Setlist + Other’s Videos
1. Loop a Loop
2. Jellyfish (feat. Tara Blaise) debhdebh – Full, SD
3. Last Plane Out Of Saigon (feat. Tara Blaise)
4. Opposite Ends (feat. Julz Parker) debhdebh – Full, SD
5. Mid-air Collisions (feat. Tara Blaise)
6. Baby Boom (feat. Julz Parker) debhdebh – Full, SD
7. Bad Vibrations (feat. Julz Parker)
8. Witches Broom (feat. Tara Blaise)
9. Shredder (feat. Tara Blaise)
10. Requiem Aeternam (feat. Tara Blaise)
11. How To Make You Laugh (feat. Tara Blaise) debhdebh – Full, SD
12. Who Knows
13. Someone’s Crying (feat. Tara Blaise)
14. Only Living Boy And Girl
15. Everywhere (feat. Tara Blaise) Fleetwood Mac cover. debhdebh – Full, SD
16. Lottery Winners On Acid (feat. Tara Blaise & Julz Parker) Tom Raffe – Clip, HD | tansytudor – Full, SD | debhdebh – Full, SD

MP3 Requests

UPDATED: Forgot a few Julz demos, see end of post for them.

So a few people have asked for things through comments or the message board (yes we still have one 🙂 ), figure I’d just create one post with the lot. If you want more, comment up or email or whatever and I’ll get stuff to you.

For D1939: Ye of epic tatooing fame, yes I do have the La Sinoco track that ends “on the sad morning she whispered goodbye”. Actually it’s not a Crimea track, tis an old Crocketts recording, made for XFM radio in session who knows when (2000ish probably, after TGBR). Primarily distributed via the “The Great Bootleg Rarities” bootleg cassette back when those were actually a thing. Thanks for the copy Nim 🙂 Anyway, here’s yours.

Playlist File
The Crocketts – XFM Interview
The Crocketts – XFM Introduction
The Crocketts – La Sinoco (XFM Exclusive)
The Crocketts – All Conquering (XFM Exclusive)

For Ste: Whomever you may be, a request for the Raining Planets version referenced in this post, which is slightly different from the released one appearing on the free Secrets Of The Witching Hour album (since re-released here). Anyway, this one was originally recorded in 2006 as a demo for the album. My favourite? Meh. They’re both excellent.

The Crimea – Raining Planets (2006 Demo)

And Julz Parker: Not one to back away from a fight, jumps in to the debate detailed in this post. In short, who plays guitar in this MP3. To be fair, not much of a puzzle, it was indeed ex-Crimea member Julz playing. But hey, if you wanna jump in on the comments and claim you were actually playing guitar with the band in 2003, why not, no one’s memory is so great anymore. And photoshop can do wonders these days…

So yeah basically Julz requested (well, sort of, whatever, I’m on a roll here) anything with her in it. So here you go Julz – most of everything MP3 related I have with you. Open folder, browse files, right click and save, I’m sure you all know, though I tried to teach Davey this once and it didn’t go so well..

You’ll find their Music:Response session with Zane Lowe on XFM from 27th February 2003 (hear Julz speak in Part 3 of the interview), and their “Session in Wales” session from 4th September 2003 (highlight Bombay Sapphire Coma / Utopia).

Then there’s the full, wonderful, Seven Track Promo I was originaly sent by Davey in 2003 featuring a load of chilled-out tracks (later to be re-hashed and recorded as multiple other tracks) and, probably, Julz – I think. Sounds like here anyway. If not, it’s a good pre/post-(I forget)-Tragedy Rocks listen anyway.

One of the finest gigs ever recorded is there – the MS1 Club show hosted by Adam Walton, broadcast live on Radio Wales on 28th July 2003. Everything rocks. Even LWOA. Hell, you’re even blessed with a shoutout by Crimea super-fan Crazy Matt. Though, tbh, he’s in most recordings I have. Way to go, Matt 🙂

And finally, a small solo by Julz playing LWOA during a webchat in July 2006. Yes people, like an NSA worker bee, I record everything, evverryythiiinnggg

Ok srsly that’s about it actually. Time for some proper news then. Next post coming up very soon.

EDIT: Forgot a few, thanks for the reminder Julz 🙂 Check the above folder again (this one) and you should see the full “15 Track Promo” – I forget its exact origin but probably from around 2003 – 2004ish. Includes a number of Tragedy Rocks demos and some never otherwise released gems including just about the best Crimea track ever – Oliver Twisted – (the only other recorded version is here). Sounds like Julz deffinately features on Baby Boom, Bombay Sapphire Coma and Miserbilist Tango (with her backing vox clearly audible on the latter), whilst she’s probably on Bad Vibrations and Forgotten too and possibly others, but I’ve already got in to trouble speculating on that kinda thing :p

And the only vids I could find with Julz in are actually from around 2006 at the Beijing Chao Yang International Pop Music Festival when she re-joined the band for the one-off show. The original files are from Youtube here and here but I ripped em cos, well, when it comes to saving web content, only two people do it well. And the NSA don’t share. Enjoy 🙂

The Crimea’s Big Background Listening Post

Just what every Crimea fan needs – a big collection of additional related music, however loosely connected. Here’s some great bands that everyone here likes. Everyone being myself. So… basically bands I like. Yeah. Well. If you got anything someone else likes, comment it up and I’ll add them in. For now though, here’s what you should have been listening to over the past 10 years:

Murry The Hump
No Crimea / Crox fan should in their right mind be oblivious to this band. Formed around the same time in the same place (Aber Uni circa 1996), playing similar music and once touted by Blur as bigger than Coldplay (I say bigger, they just thought Coldplay were shit, and were all over “y Hump” as they say in the valleys.) Their debut Songs of Ignorance LP is also the traditional Crimea after-gig chill-out listening album. And when I say traditional, I mean, only I do it. Tradition enough.

Here’s an added bonus of Matt name-checking the crox in Y Cwps bar, before heading in to the topical New Deal (just after Crox were dropped from V2 I do believe).

No direct relation, other than lead singer Scott Andrews is just about the biggest Davey fan I know, besids myself. So much so Davey even features on their album, in Don’t Drive (Faster Than Your Angel Can Fly).

Llama Farmers
They toured with em, shared fans, and most everyone fancied Jenny. The others are still making music under various names, but here’s their best, which I of course want to tell everyone about…

El Spoonio
Well well. The Crox’s very own bitch boys, El Spoonio, were Pagey, Timmy, some other guys, I forget. Not their tracks though, they were great, unforgettable, “the best song(s) ever”. Something like that. I’m sure the lads, wherever they are, won’t mind the promotion of their never-to-be-produced-again EP, the Big Big Fun EP.

El Spoonio – Lubricous.mp3
El Spoonio – Medieval.mp3
El Spoonio – Dead Man.mp3
El Spoonio – Icecream.mp3

The Fish Brothers
Oft. seen sporting their embossed wears, Davey’s general distaste for other’s music in general tends to fall short at The Fish Brothers. I’m not so sure of them myself, but if Davey’s keen, why not.
Davey in Fish Brothers top.

Dusty Springfield
Well, it’s not quite just the Fish Bros. Davey’s other musical love appears to be the wall of sound of Dusty Springfield. A strange man, our Davey, and we love him for it.

A few of the old Crox board fans seemed to like these guys. Here’s one of the most recommended tracks:

Rachel Stamp
Speaking of which, hardly a day passed without these guys being mentioned. Never looked further in to it myself, but… better late than never?

The Hot Puppies
Another not-so-related band, other than also forming in Aberystwyth. Now off having babies and stuff (who isn’t), these are the only other band bar The Crimea I’ve probably ever bothered to go see live. So they must be good.

Project Winterhaven
Once upon a time, a young lady with amazing skills joined an amazing band and made amazing music. Post gig one day, she pulled a beautiful blue sleeved disc from a pouch, and in one fell swoop proved she’d been amazing long before appearing on these shores. If you though Julz was just good for random riffs, here’s an entire album to prove otherwise. Oh how we were once blessed…

Sarah Howells has one of the greatest voices ever. Matched only by some girl who was singing on the pavement outside my house a few days ago (no shit, really). Anyway, Sarah went on to provide vocals on a load of trance releases, but before then she created the Adam Walton recommended Orange Lights, one of my favourite ever tracks When We Danced (skip to 2nd tune in the album app below), and even had our Owen fill in on drums on their first release Subside EP (get that here while you can from some kind bloke who left a directory open 🙂 ).

Inaudible’s Gig Media

Taken by your’s truely, here’s some stuff to start you off with…

After 5 years, another Webshots album 🙂 Featuring larger versions of all the stuff and more from the live blog yesterday.

Here’s my own YouTube playlist, currently with four of my own vids in, more to come as others upload various shakey-phone vids.


Following the official setlist, here’s a to-be-constantly-updated list of tracks, along with additional vids etc. Sorry the audio’s crap, only so much one can do with an iPhone.. Oh for a Line-Out (hint, rae… 😉 ).

Listening tip: Tracks are fully ID3d for iTunes, if it sounds crap try putting the equalizer on to Rock, enable any speaker’s bass boost, and try to ignore the clipping….

Soundcheck ( M3U Playlist )
Witches Broom
Mid-Air Collisions
Judas Loves You
Beehive Mind

Gig ( M3U Playlist )
Loop A Loop
Last Plane Out Of Saigon (Sorry for the fade out/in, seems an iPhone quits audio recording if switching apps 🙁 ).
Baby Boom
Mid-Air Collisions – (#lolwut @owen’s cock up. Davey: “We’ve been playing together 17 years…” 😉 )
Bad Vibrations – Video Link Here
Beehive Mind
Witches Broom
Judas Loves You – Video Link Here
Requiem Aeternum
Who Knows
How To Make You Laugh
The Only Living Boy And Girl
Famous Blue Raincoat (Acoustic) – Video Link Here
Opposite Ends (Acoustic) – Video Link Here
Lottery Winners On Acid

Background listening 😉 Extra fun for the completist.

Bonus 1:
10 years of the Crimea tonight , live at union chapel for one night alone . Accident Emergency just talk to me , Smile if you still can , theres more to life than tequila killers, visions of your name in flowers, Don’t let the bastards get you down, happy fucking birthday soldiers xxxxxx
Davey’s Facebook advertisement included lyrics from Raining Planets, which I promptly confused with Oliver Twisted due to the re-use of riffs / lyrics. Here’s MP3s to both:
The Crimea – Raining Planets (2nd Album Demo)
Full, mastered, album version (with above lyrics) is available free on the Secrets Of The Witching Hour album at
The Crimea – Oliver Twisted (Original Demo)

Bonus 2:
Former Crimea guitar lead Julz Parker totally killing it in this Tragedy Rocks riff, a composition later to be used in Judas Loves You. The rest of the recording is so-so, but for 30 seconds you have probably the finest, most beautifully haunting piece of recorded Crimea guitar wizardry in existence. But I’m biased.
The Crimea – Tragedy Rocks (MS1 Club 2003) – Performed live at the MS1 Club, Cardiff in 2003 for Radio Wales.

Bonus 3:
The original, the fuzziest, the finest – Opposite Ends accoustic demo performed by Dan Harris and Davey Macmanus, sometime around 2000. Thank you V2 Records and the early naughties for crappy DRM, not so much for bitrates.

This time tomorrow…

We’ll all know the secret to eternal life, or whatever it was that davey promised.

The Crimea’s first gig in whatever it is, 2 years or something stupid, and as always they still have fans, mostly famous ones.

gary lightbody @garysnowpatrol:

The Crimea are doing a show in the Union Chapel on thurs 17th of may if you can make it good people. Great band!

Kelly Jones off of Sterophonics:

Hi folks, if you wanna see one of my all time favourite bands and incredibly gifted lyricists, go to this gig for a total one off show this Thursday 17th May at the Union Chapel in London. The Crimea will paint images in your head you’ll never erase. Kelly

Maybe one or both may even put in an appearance, you know how Kelly likes to show up at gigs. That said, why he’d publicise his presence for all his stalkers elodies fans, I dunno. So anyway, if you’re going, here’s the full line up:

The Kicks
Morton Valence
The Crimea


Well, not quite. 1000 maybe. Yup, this is published post 1000 (technically 1004 if including a few private / deleted test post, and 1247 if you go by URL, I don’t even figure how that works) but, you know, who cares these days… Maybe we’ll hit 9000 in a few centuries 🙂

And thanks to Joe who’s endless tips on Crimea realated events would have been immensly useful 6 years ago 😉 No really, at least there’s one person to come back here for 🙂 Now I’m off to figure out where the hell this chapel place is. Oh for multimap, whatever do the kids use these days? And, in hindsight, 1000 fixed width page may have been useful. Stupid widescreen 2000000 width nonsense. Note to self: make things smaller.

Oh and, Joe, whilst you’re in tip-off mode, what the hell time is everyone due there for soundchecks? Billy the boy-scout bunt here gets in about 6 hours early as ever (never can trust these trains…) and obviously has no friends to hang out with anywhere else. Seriously mr jon, 7pm? wtf? have you got like, a job, or something? Meh… Yeah anyway… Here’s some traditional post-Crimea-gig goodness. Cos it’s always over waaayy too soon.

Self Control

Mmm… too many blue smarties last month. That’s another girl scared off then. Sorry crox lady person. Meh.

So anyway, did I ever spam anyone with a copy of an old forgotten demo (I obsessed over the first verse back in 2008: )? If so, can I have it back please, I think my only copy was on the iPod I just formatted, and it’s like the best version ever. I swear someone e-mailed it me around dec that year but for the life of me I can find no trace at all. UPDATE: Sorted. It wasn’t a Forgotten demo, twas Baby Boom, damn them and their “let’s borrow this lyric and this riff from this song and put it in this other song” how’s a kid meant to find anything? The Crimea – Baby Boom (Lily Demos).mp3

In other news – and jesus there actually is some – Square Moon’s getting another pre-order-limited-release-until-the-next-one-pressing :d Order it here:

And then there’s the free EP available too. you know, in my day an EP had at least 5 tracks, boys. though to be fair add it to the album freebies and you got plenty already:

Another actual gig which I might have mentioned before – supposedly the 10th Anniversary gig, albeit a few months early (was it really that long ago?) – tickets here. That said, it is in a church this time, which could be interesting, though on the plus side for once I won’t get chucked out for sneaking round in the dark trying to take photos of a group of boys, sneaking in the back door whilst no one’s looking. Oh the lulz to be had…

Video too. I stand by Oliver Twisted as the best track ever, but this is close enough.

Karma Calling; Victory or Defeat?

13509_largeSilent? Heartless? Dead? No chance.

While this here site is still alive enough to pick up Crimea haters (you’ll never beat mr “Crock o Shite“), El Crimeo have been putting together another Nevermind. Again. Again…. nevermind.

The Crimea – Square Moon

22 track double vinyl, 150 limited releases, pre-order to receive that, the digital download bollocks, and loads of other much nicer physical treats. Like Duke Nukem Forever, the new albums here baby, and promises to suck only half as much! Ok, probably quite a lot less, but inevitably we’ll all be “oh, the demos were better…”, such is the life of Davey Mac.

Actually, most of the tracks are straight off Listen To Seashells, so not too much new, but I promise you Goldmine rocks, as does Stand Alone, tough Jellyfish was better in the demo. Erm… err… yeah…

Gotta go, pre-orders are already down to 147 left. Hit more for the press release while I buy the fucking lot up figure out how to do that mailing list/press release logomabob thingytrip… Wait how do I do more? 😐

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All new Crimea, all new bloggin’

Bllogging this from me fancy new iPhone, having to leave my PC alone while it records 4 brand new Crimea tracks off their myspace. Already had to restart twice due to errors, had to spend hours trying to remember how to record from stereo mix too, been half a decade nearly since I last had too. God I feel old. At least my mum no longer reads this site 🙂

so erm… Links and mp3s once they’re done. Must go, iPhone not too easy to type long message on.

l_5cec9d1729f74d71b2e9bb2a53e3d6441UPDATE: Here they are. Take that, incomprehensible soundcard drivers. All the newer or unreleased stuff from the MySpace page. Tara-tastic. That girl needs some stickers. And do check out the MySpace page, someone’s given it somewhat of a revamp, new pics n everyfink. Even one of Rod MacManus, first time for everything…

Judas Loves You (Rough Mix) – Segways in to Tragedy Rocks at the end, then something else. “There’s no one else like you in the world, all I wanna do is cry…” I’ve heard so many I no longer know which song is which anymore 😐
Mid Air Collisions (Rough Mix)
We Stand Alone (Rough Mix)
Petals Open When Reached By Sunlight (MySpace Demo)
The Only Living Boy And Girl (MySpace Demo)

SOTWH U.S. version exclusive download on The Tripwire

The Tripwire is exclusively hosting the U.S.  release of Secrets of the Witching Hour.  Hey, ain’t no thing if you’re a Limey, Taffy, or Scot -you can still grab yourself a copy of the Yankee Doodle version because it’s free to all man and womankind for-ever baby.  Go on to the download page  at The Tripwire.

The US version features an updated tracklisting and spooky sweet interludes by Tywanna Jo Baskette, a siren from the deepest darkest South.  (A woman after my own heart)

Distractions from the daily toils of life

You want ’em, you need ’em, we got ’em…  

  • As of this midnight GMT,  The Crimea’s video for 48a Waiting Steps is #12 on the Top 20 most watched video list at e-music TV.  Let’s help it move up the charts, whaddya say?   Click on the link, watch, repeat. 
  • Originally posted 30 May, it’ll be new to you if you haven’t read it yet – story on the upcoming single. 
  • interview with Andrew and Davey 
  • The press release over at Mi2N, a music industry website

By the way – clarification over the Glasgow gig…It’s actually Saturday, 05 July.  Not on the seventh as I erroneously reported.  Sorry for the confusion!’s Exclusive Remix

Didn’t think we’d get left out did you? Oh no, arriving in my inbox last night was this little beauty:

The Crimea – Loop A Loop (Num’s Dark Disco Remix)

Think Crimea vs Gnarls Barkley, and it’s available free and exclusively to immortalsoon readers forever more. Now I must go update the original Loop release post as a couple more remixes have materialized overnight.

YouTube Clips

YouTubeThere’s plenty of new clips of the band on YouTube taken while on their current Secrets Of The Witching Hour tour. Here’s a roundup:

One of the band’s biggest fans, user roadmutha has vids of songs taken from over four seperate gigs.

Having almost the whole of the Southhampton gig recorded, stereop999 shows himself to be even more obsessive over recorded material than myself.

And finally yertlepower has a couple vids from Sheffield Leadmill, a full recording of which you can still download in MP3 format from the downloads page of this site.

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.

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Sheffield Leadmill Recording Download

The LeadmillSorry for the break over the last few days, audio editing is one horrendously slow process. On the upside, you end up with this: The Crimea, Live @ Sheffield Leadmill. A full gig download curtosey your favourite Crimea fansite, from the show before the best show of the tour (or so say the band, but Sheffield was pretty damn hard to beat).

Get it all on the downloads page; right click the links and choose “save target as…” if you have any problems. They’re listed in the correct order, though the playlist file will help you out in that regard.

A second, re-mixed version from Inaudible’s tech man Denyer may be available tomorrow, though personally I find the bass a little too quite and noise a little too much in it to recommend over the current available version. But if you wanna have a quick listen to both, here’s a sample of my mix and Denyer’s mix. Comment on your preference below.

Leeds Videos

Here’s some vids I took the other night. The band’s cover of Je T’aime, White Russian Galaxy mixed with The Raconteurs‘s “Steady As She Goes”, and Weird which goes out to all the street team, support bands and, oh yes, myself 😀 .