Freshly back after playing serveral shows at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, Sheffield-based 'New Pop' quartet The Crookes also recently went on tour with their friend Richard Hawley. After a string of other successful releases, The Crookes released their latest album ‘Hold Fast’ in Autumn 2012 through Fierce Panda Records, which is now available to buy here.
The Crookes wrote this entire album in Europe in a tour van where they listened exclusively to Motown and Stiff Records. The album was written during a heat wave and the songs have the unmistakable sound of Summer and youth, and whilst the backdrop for these songs may have changed from Northern England to the Continent, they still retain the unmistakable poetry and romance which The Crookes have become known for. It is an album of intelligent pop music.
Whilst on the road the band have built up a Cult following known as the “Bright Young Things” and are at the forefront of the nascent NEW POP movement in the UK guitar scene. This devoted fan base has translated to sold out concerts around the world including three shows in Tokyo and the main room of the legendary Paradiso club in Amsterdam as well as headlining festivals in Germany, Holland and Spain.