THE CRIMEA

Rocksound Magazine Review

177300longGuitar player’s favourite, RockSound magainze, has a small review in of the new album, giving it a very respectable seven out of ten. Just one thing, Mr Oliver Pelling – he’s FECKING IRISH! Still, all is forgiven, you’re not the first to make the mistake – it’s been mentioned a few places before. Still, no one reads the NME anymore, do they? :) Anyway, pick up the latest copy now (Issue 117, Summer 13) or just hit more cos us up north don’t get anything until a month later (still waiting for the latest Q :( ). Thanks Joe for the heads up and scan :) .

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Mailing List

Mailing ListSquare Moon released today, Jazz Cafe tomorrow!
A new album out, another gig impending, alas for the last time. And who could those special guests be? ;) No not me, I mean J

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Clash Music stream Square Moon

clash-logoApparently an exclusive (despite it being up on Spotify for a few days now… :P ) – and to celebrate today’s official release – online music mag Clash has the entire Square Moon album up to stream, via Alcopop’s SoundCloud account. Every one of the 22 tracks is there, but if that’s not enough, come back here later today for some more ;)

Album Reviews and Gig Preview

Is it out yet, is it out yet? To be honest, I dunno, I guess, maybe, everyone has their copy anyways, so err… whatever. One thing’s for sure – come back later today and I deffinately totally 100% will be releasing a special outing for the album in a way only ImmortalSoon can do ;) Update: It is out yet! Or so says Davey n co.

13509_largeThe official release is still getting high praise from the press though, as IndieLondon proove – 4 / 5 with a long writeup and tracklisting, just incase you forget.

Tumblr blog the Whiteboard Project also feature a plug, giving Square Moon their Album Of The Week prize.

Music blog Deezer feature a quick plug for the album in their Discovery Monday section.

And just incase you needed an excuse to go, Never Enough Notes have a preview up of tomorrow’s Jazz Cafe gig finale. Now I must go, some of us have work to do….

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Associated Biographies

tara-egan-langley-150x205The Crimea’s current (and final) backing vocalist, Tara Egan-Langley (aka Tara Blaise) has a bio up at Castaway acting agency, which includes this wonderful little pice of voiceover artistry along with various acting credits – apparently she was in BBC’s The Fall recently, which I actually watched, though didn’t notice her at all. Gutted. Anyway, if you’re interested in more, you can always check out her Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Square Moon producer and mixer, Tom Mcfall, has a bio up at Audio Authority Management, and unsurprisingly includes the Crimea’s album prominently in his achievements.

More Album Reviews

Square Moon’s getting a grilling left n right this week – luckily Culture Fly gave it top marks in their review, saying it was “beautiful, contemplative and elegant”.

Q Magazine Cover Sept 2013The latest issue of Q Magazine (September 2013) also has them in, where they get an almost perfect 4/5. You can thank @B_England for getting a photo of it up too – click more to see it if you must.

Last months version of The Fly magazine also had a nice pic of the band in an add for their “curtain call” show at the Jazz Cafe on, erm… Tuesday. Le sigh. Hopefully we’ll have more reviews by then though, I’ll have actually unsealed an album, and have bought at least 5 felt-tip pens to sign it with. One for each of the robbing fu

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Davey Macmanus Interview

framework_logoCamden Review have a long and revealing interview with Crimea frontman Davey Macmanus up, and they’ve clearly done their research. To read, or re-read, exactly what makes Davey want to give up the music biz and dissapear halfway across the world, check it out right here. Or, if you’re reading this in a few years time, hit more, cos it’ll still be there ;) . Proper charity will come ASAP.

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Square Moon Release & Reviews

Square MoonWell looky what just turned up in the post :) The twitterverse also suggests many others have them too, so if you’ve pre-oredered Square Moon it should be with you very soon if not already. If you haven’t, buy it now at the Alcopop Store.

Whilst you await delivery, it’s up on Spotify in full for your listening pleasure. You’ll need a Facebook account or something, and you’ll get ads inbetween every couple songs, but hell it’s easier than trying to find a vinyl record player to play the damn thing (what, you want me to unseal the CDs? pah…). Actually, it’s up on iTunes right now too, and many other online outlets, so you’ve got no excuse.

Anyway, the few people that did find a turntable managed to get some reviews up – as always, hit more to read if they dissapear:
drowned_in_soundMusic OMH get in to detail with the tracks and some of Davey’s most recent activities.
Drowned in Sound meanwhile go back in history to give a much deeper background writeup on the band, and Davey’s, history. In Davey’s own words – “the guy at drowned in sound remembers the late 90s better than I do“.

Not the current release, but the previous limited Square Moon vinyl (the one with extra thank you notes and whatnot) has it’s details listed up at Discogs.com, and there’s quite a bit to read through.

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2000 Trees Photos

2000 Trees There’s not many, but Dominic Meason and Photomattic.co.uk both have a few shots of the band at 2000 Trees festival a couple weeks ago If you find any more though, let me know.

Dominic’s are here and here.
Photomatic’s are here, here and here.

Twitterrrrrrrr!!!

twitter-bird-white-on-blueYes yes, I’ve been way behind the social-media times of late. So here’s a round up of all the Crimea related Twitter accounts you *must* follow, right now! Coming soon, their Facebook accounts. After that, home addresses, phone numbers, email logins…. Oh you think I’m kidding? …

Official Band Twitter: @The_Crimea

Members:
Davey Macmanus: @DaveyMacmanus
Owen Hopkin: @owenhopkin
Andy Stafford: @DaveAlcatraz
Joe Udwin: (man after my own heart, recently abolished his internet social media useage, so until he returns try his new band instead.)
Tara Blaise: @Tara_Blaise

Lable / Press:
Alcopop Records: @ilovealcopop
Lazy Acre Records: @lazyacrerecords
Top Button Digital: @TopButton_Digi

Win Square Moon CDs!

13509_largeMusicNews.com have a competition up for you to win one of 5 copies of the new Square Moon album. If you can’t afford all of the nine squids us rich kids are passing over for it, get over there quick! All you have to do to enter is send an email to comp@music-news.com with “CRIMEA” in the subject line and including your name, address and telephone number in the body. The rest of the details, including the usual press release, can be found on the Music News website.

2000 Trees Preview & Setlist

So there’s no actual reviews yet, but this guy probably liked em :) Ben Marwood has a small preview on his blog or just hit more. FWIW, the Dear Diedre thing, the whole band were in it ;o) – see the actual article scanned here for the lulz.

Also, new Web 2.0 service (or are we up to 3.0 now, geez I’m still on -1 here) Setlist.fm is coming in handy – ten years too late but hey at least it’s here – and has details of the 2000 Trees set. Now impress me by getting the final *ever* show at the Jazz Cafe on the 30th up there before I do ;) .

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2000 Trees Rehersals

owenrehersal2000treesUp on Facebook, Owen’s just posted an image of rehersals for the 2000 Trees show later today, saying “The view from the driving seat… last few rehearsals for penultimate show. Feeling good.“. I’m sure he won’t mind you adding him as a friend for more regular updates on his current and future careers.

And if you’re at the gig (stage time is 13:55 – 14:30), let us know in the comments of any pics or videos you upload, and don’t forget to grab your copy of Square Moon a little early too.

MusicTank – Davey’s Speaker Bio

musictanklogoA little late this one – chances are he’s unavailable forthwith – still, MusicTank, the Univerity of Westminster’s professional speaking event organiser, shows Davey as a member and have a small bio up on him at their site. Who knows if he ever made any, he’s never seemed like the world’s best interviewee. God help the students. Hit more for the bio.

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Quick Album Release Update

squaremoondlcAnyone wanting to get their hands on a copy of Square Moon a little earlier than it’s official release date on the 30th July 2013 could well find themselves in luck if popping down to the 2000 Trees festical in Gloustershire tomorrow.

The Crimea will be playing around mid-day on the main stage on Friday 12th July 2013, and new lable Alcopop! Records have tweeted they should have both the vinyl and CD on sale there. Not only that, but Joe’s worked his magic and got some download codes for the album too. See, there’s one just to the right, officially tweeted earlier today. Actual code blurred, damn them. Still, some of us already have a copy… :)