Sheffield, UK-based romantics, The Crookes, share another video. This time for “Holy Innocents” drummer Russell Bates shot the video using captured footage from Sant’ Antonio Chapel in Northern Italy. As previously announced the track will be available on The Crookes’ upcoming SOAPBOX LP available via Modern Outsider on April 15, 2014.
2014 sees the band’s, SOAPBOX becoming the first band to release three full-length albums on Fierce Panda since indie heroes Death Cab For Cutie. Over the past four years they have also released a string of singles, one mini-album.
2013 saw them on tour supporting friend and Sheffield hero Richard Hawley, showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas (where they were spotted and signed by Modern Outsider Records), before disappearing to Italy for two months to record in a secluded church in the Italian countryside. Which resulted in the LP SOAPBOX.
“The idea of the “Outsider” underscores many of the songs. It was never intentional, but upon reflection it was clear that feelings of alienation and frustration was a gauze through which all the music was filtered, explains Guitarist Daniel Hopewell. “As a band we have always been outsiders. Over the last few years have found a strange sense of belonging in the underground. Wherever we go we always seem to find/cause chaos, but we embrace that world.”
03/09 Dallas, TX @ Nylo Hotel, Las Colinas
03/12 Austin, TX @ Parish Underground
03/13 Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlie’s
03/14 Austin, TX @ El Sapo
03/15 Austin, TX @ Latitude 30
03/16 Austin, TX @ Joe’s Crab Shack
03/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time Punks at The Echo
01. Play Dumb
02. Don’t Put Your Faith In Me
04. Before The Night Falls
05. Holy Innocents
07. When You’re Fragile