Today, our new music spotlight is on Crows
Line-up: James Cox (vocals), Steve Goddard (guitar), Jith Amarasinghe (bass), Sam Lister (drums)
About: Crows formed in 2015 and have since built a considerable following for the intensity of their live shows which have seen the band members break bones as well as instruments. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and Wolf Alice in the past, the band will take their deafening live show on the road in support of IDLES for their sell out April tour.
With a string of successful singles and EPs under their belt, “Silver Tongues” has been a long while coming. Recorded in near total darkness to build a sense of atmosphere, the album fulfills both their early potential and confidently showcases a band comfortable across a variety of sonic avenues. From the monolithic noise-rock of the title track and opener, to the sky-scraping “Demeanour” and “Wednesday’s Child”, to the blissed-out closer “Dysphoria”, each listen reveals new layers, fresh ideas.
“Silver Tongues” is a huge step forward for the band, not only musically, but emotionally. A touring band who have been through so much already, this album rightly took time: now, both Crows and the listener can reap the rewards for their patience.
What Hidden Herd say: ‘Chain of Being’ hits the note on two parts; on one side, we have a taste of the best influences in British rock from decades past, and on the other – a taste of the UK’s returning punk scene. Crows hit both with an assured precision.
For fans of: FLOAT, IDLES
Support to IDLES on these dates:
26 Mar 2019 / UK / Sheffield / The Leadmill
27 Mar 2019 / UK / Cardiff / Tramshed
28 Mar 2019 / UK / Norwich / The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
29 Mar 2019 / UK / Brighton / Brighton Dome Concert Hall
01 Apr 2019 / UK / Belfast / Empire Music Hall
02 Apr 2019 / IE / Dublin / Vicar Street
03 Apr 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall
04 Apr 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom
Latest track: “Chain Of Being”