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Richard Hawley / February 2013 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 7th November 2012 at 8:00 am

Sheffield legend Richard Hawley, whose latest album ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize, has announced a UK tour for February 2013. Tickets are on sale now. Support will be from the Crookes.

Sunday 17th February 2013 – Buxton Opera House
Monday 18th February 2013 – Edinburgh Picturehouse
Wednesday 20th February 2013 – Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 21st February 2013 – Leamington Spa Assembly Hall
Friday 22nd February 2013 – Cambridge Corn Exhange
Saturday 23rd February 2013 – London Troxy
Monday 25th February 2013 – Liverpool Philharmonic
Tuesday 26th February 2013 – Hull City Hall


Live Gig Video: The Crookes perform ‘Honey’ at Sheffield Crucible for Exposed Magazine

By on Wednesday, 31st October 2012 at 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to see the Crookes perform under the stars? This is the closest you’re going to get (so far): earlier this month, the band performed ‘Honey’, the b-side to the ‘Hold Fast’ first single ‘Afterglow’, at Sheffield’s Crucible for Exposed Magazine. You can watch the performance below.



Video of the Moment #1007: The Crookes

By on Monday, 15th October 2012 at 6:00 pm

Borne out of a diary entry from the Crookes‘ visit to America a while back, ‘American Girls’ surfaced as a track off the band’s second album ‘Hold Fast’ (review here). Watch the new video for the song below.

Catch the band on tour in November.



MP3 of the Day (and more!) #616: The Crookes

By on Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 10:00 am

The Crookes are giving away the track ‘Stars’, from their current album ‘Hold Fast’, in exchange for your email address here. It’s a steal, really.

Below is a not so great quality video I made of a Sears (American department store) Labor Day advert from television that’s featuring the band’s ‘Afterglow’. I practically had a heart attack hearing them on American tv and I hope this means their rise to super stardom isn’t too far away.



Tramlines 2012: Day 2 Roundup

By on Monday, 20th August 2012 at 2:00 pm

As Saturday rises over Sheffield, the city is bustling as Tramlines becomes hotter than an extra hot peri-peri chicken; conveniently, placed within the heart of the city is the Nando’s New Music Stage and when TGTF arrives its none other than Mazes cooking up a storm. Well, I say storm, it’s a hot day and everyone’s sitting down in the square, but Mazes are enjoyable enough to set up the afternoon.

After this comes the pop vibes of Frankie Rose.  She’s got an almost Rose Elinor Dougall quality about her in that it’s bordering the indie line but her sound is still very much endearingly pop. Again, her unfamiliarity with many here washes over the crowd but she’ll have made some new friends this afternoon.

Alarm Bells come on next.  A band lost somewhere between their ex-Dananananaykroyd members and a sound similar to that of the likes of Young Legionnaire, they start well but are struck by an odd power cut mid-set. They try to play it off as drama but the communication of “we are Alarm Bells and this is called a public nightmare” says it all for the band. They need work, but once they’ve pinned the sound down, there’s definitely a future for the new band.

Before this has finished. TGTF pops up to the university arms to catch a few minutes of exciting new act Tip Yr Bartender but clashing set times means only a song or two are enjoyed before dashing back down the Sheffield grid once more to the Bowery. This Many Boyfriends are playing and they’re playing to a relatively crowded room, but when isn’t the Bowery crowded? It’s fuzzy, its fun and it’s fast, and the Leeds band have certainly done the right thing continuing after the tragic loss of their guitarist Peter Sykes last September. Of course due to running around only the latter part of their set is seen but you take what you can at a city festival; especially when it’s free.

Blessa follow but don’t quite have the same energy as just seen. I start to wonder if my plan of winging it this festival is proving to be the right choice and wander the city for a while before returning to the crowded room for Best Friends (above) and Peace (pictured at top). Best Friends continue to make me doubt even if they are a bit energetic with a moderate dollop of shoegaze whilst Peace rightfully fill the room with tracks from their as of yet limited catalogue and forthcoming EP.

And so, to end the night it’s across the streets of Sheffield to see local boys done good The Crookes. Fresh from the release of their second record, the band fill the upstairs room of the Shakespeare to an almost dangerous level. It’s hotter and sweatier than the most crowded of saunas and there appears to be no way of opening windows but as the band come on, for a while it stops mattering. They’ve got the same kind of buzz around them as Razorlight did around the ‘Up All Night’ era and quite frankly, with a performance like this, they deserve it.   It’s enjoyable to the point that even though it’s far too hot to move, many in the 100-sized room are doing so; someone’s even got a blow-up toy!

So it had been yet another mixed day of strange set times in a diverse set of rooms but on the most tiring set of the weekend so far it’s a positive home time tonight. The party continues through the night across the city but after that Crookes set, it seems fitting to stop there. Let’s see what Sunday brings.


The Crookes / November 2012 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 19th July 2012 at 9:30 am

The Crookes have announced a massive tour of the UK for November. Tickets go on sale this Friday (20 July) at 9 AM.

Read Mary’s review of the Sheffield-based band’s second album ‘Hold Fast’ here. (PS: she liked it very much.)

Thursday 1st November 2012 – Southampton Cellar
Friday 2nd November 2012 – Stoke Sugarmill
Saturday 3rd November 2012 – Nottingham Bodega
Sunday 4th November 2012 – Brighton Green Door Store
Monday 5th November 2012 – Cardiff Buffalo
Tuesday 6th November 2012 – Bristol Start the Bus
Wednesday 7th November 2012 – London Lexington
Friday 9th November 2012 – Derby Vic
Saturday 10th November 2012 – Leeds Cockpit
Monday 12th November 2012 – Manchester Sound Control
Tuesday 13th November 2012 – York Fibbers
Wednesday 14th November 2012 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Thursday 15th November 2012 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Friday 16th November 2012 – Leicester Bar Academy
Saturday 17th November 2012 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Sunday 18th November 2012 – Darlington Hub


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