Archive for 2004

Peel Tribute Night

Peel tribute night on Radio 1, Thursday 16th December, more details @

Annie Mac LWOA Vocals

Look look, massive Mac. Hehehe… She’s just recorded vocals for The Crimea’s ‘Lottery Winners On Acid’, ‘Opposite Ends’ and ‘Someone’s Crying’, or so says a man who just e-mailed me from a studio in the US. You’d never believe me if I actually told you who ;o)
Hahaha… Junior Eurovision… Hahahahahahahaha….

Singles Competition

The competition for the Crimea singles ended last night. The answer went something along the lines of Warner Brothers, though slight variations were accepted. Winners have been drawn and notified by email. Can the second place winner please contact me ASAP with which prize you’d like as you didn’t say in your entry. Thanks.
Also heard from a man in the know that Someone’s Crying will be re-recorded for the album, so the copy up for download on the War Child Music site is unlikely to be available anywhere else. Of course you should have a copy already but if not, get it here for 99p.

The Crimea’s US Diary

Andy In The USNow the picture to the right could mean one of two things. 1) Andy’s much gayer than you thought. 2) The Crimea have started to record every intimate detail of their life in the US in an online diary. “We all arrived at Davey & Owen’s house at about 7:30am and briefly got confused by our identical Dakine luggage…” Well god damn. It’ll be the second then. Visit this site to read up on all the latest gossip provided by Andy, Joe and the rest of the band. There’s a load of photos too for the amusment of all, bar possibly the band members.

Website Updates

Changed the style sheet again, everything looks a bit LWOA EP ish now, hopefully nothing’s bolloxed up. The banner up the top and on the main news page are still a bit brown though, it’ll take a while to change them and i’m prolly gonna totally get rid of the one on here anyway.
And the competition for loads of Crimea singles ends midnight this Saturday. Entry details are on the home page, it’s not that hard.

Davey’s Tooth Returns

Gone but not forgotten. RIP Davey’s Non-Tooth.

Crimea Articles

Davey's ToothWomens Wear Daily have an article on Nic Harcourt from KCRW / Morning Becomes Eclectic on their website, and it includes a small interview and some details on The Crimea. Alas, there are no cross dressing antics, but um… you see that on the right? Do you? Not anymore you don’t. Click More or go here to read why. You can also still listen to The Crimea’s Morning Becomes Eclectic session on the KCRW website here.
Stuart Denyer has written a review of the Someone’s Crying download and stuck it up on his site. You can still download a copy from War Child Music for only 99p, so what are you hanging round here for? Cheap As Chips.
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Halflight Gig Photos

So he’s only on the first track “Where The Pins Drop” but it’s good all the same :o ) and I want a new camera cos mine keeps breaking everything. or at least, it does when its battery works and it can be bothered to take the pic. then again, half the time it still doesn’t bother…

Y Bay Halflight 1 Halflight 2 Halflight 3 Sarah Howells Subside EP Credits

Mailing List

Mailing ListThey Dared To Rock – The Crimea’s American Tale (Part 1)
The Crimea discuss their recent undertakings in the US. Click More to read it, sign up to the Crimea mailing list on this page.
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Halflight Gig

Halflight @ The Bay

Exclusive Crimea Song Download

War ChildAs part of their November charity compilation download, War Child Music have an exclusive Crimea track to download from their website. It’s in the form of ‘Someone’s Crying’ which acording to them is from the band’s upcoming early 2005 album, though apparently Davey’s still recording vocal tracks for it so this may be an even bigger exclusive than they think. You can get it as part of the full compilation featuring Kasabian, The Kills and Spiritualized for ?3.50 ($6.50) or on it’s own for 99p ($1.80). They’ll accept Visa, Mastercard, Switch and Solo cards through their secure purchase site (or for a little more you can use your mobile to get it), then you’ll be free to download the track in 192kbps WMA format and 192kbps AAC format for those of you with a MAC. I say get both, but there’ll be some restrictions on the WMA file. Click More for the low down on War Child and what they have to say about The Crimea. FWIW I already have my copy, and I’ve not stoped playing it since I got it.
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Cra… Crimea News">More Cra… Crimea News

KCRW’s playlist for 15th October 2004 (like the day the Crimea were in session). It has details of the tracks and sound engineers and things, incase that kinda stuff turns you on?!?
Warner Bros. Records’ homepage, with a spiffy wee Lottery Winners advert (bottom right). Turnage: well and truely On.
And there’s also much Crimea love eminating from the discussion forum.

Other CDs

CDs you should listen to if you haven’t already…
El Toppo by the Llama Farmers, a lovely autumny album, listen and watch the leaves fall down.
The It Girl by Sleeper, unless it’s just me who’s stuck thinking “what do I do now?”…
That’s all, it’s not like I have a wide ranging taste in music or anything. Why not try the NME for that? hahahaha mmmm :o \




Owen HopkinIt’s all about Hip-Hopkin today. Ex-Crocketts/current Crimea drummer Owen is suddenly all over the web. So aswell as revealing that his favourite colour is purple (?!?), here’s what else he’s been up to lately…
Halflight. Yeah I know I mentioned this last time, but now I found the article :o ) “The ‘special guest’ drummer (from Welsh band The Crimea) in Owen Hopkin keeping the beat perfectly.” Check it.
Maybe this could be why they got that support slot? Unless he really does like “POP” that much. Not that I’m sugesting anything, like…
And he’s been writing some mag articles again, this time for Drummer magazine, with a couple of his interviews apearing in the June (“Owen Hopkin sits down with Primal Scream’s beat controller”) and July (“Black Eyed Peas’ Keith Harris sets Owen Hopkin’s pants on fire with his burning beats”) 2004 issues.