Single Review: The Crookes – Afterglow

By on Friday, 6th April 2012 at 12:00 pm
 

In the lead-off single to their second album, Sheffield’s Crookes demonstrate their ability to bounce around a monochrome soundstage like the cheeky chappies they are, whilst bashing out a good old fashioned indie-by-numbers tune. Crashing drum intro, big guitar riff, singalong “oh-oh-oh” chorus? Check, check, and indeed check.

It’s all about the business of growing old, something the young whippersnappers clearly know absolutely nothing about – they’re keener on eating guitars and tormenting their drummer by stealing his kit. But such curmudgeonliness is to spectacularly miss the point – this is a ton of fun, a spirit-lifting song for when one needs a reminder that life can be at its best when it is at its simplest. Cheers, lads.

7/10

The Crookes’ new single ‘Afterglow’ will be released on Monday (9 April) on Fierce Panda. The band will be touring the UK in May; all the details are under the video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-5-PVeWgIM[/youtube]

Monday 21st May 2012 – Manchester Sound Control
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 – Hull Fruit
Thursday 24th May 2012 – Derby Victoria Inn
Tuesday 29th May 2012 – London Borderline
Wednesday 30th May 2012 – Stoke Sugarmill

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