'White Russian Galaxy'
The Crimea are poised to release 'White Russian Galaxy' on March 20th as the second single to be taken from their widely praised Warners debut album 'Tragedy Rocks'.
'White Russian Galaxy' is the dynamic opener to 'Tragedy Rocks' and represents one of The Crimea's most immediately infectious songs to date. "I was trying to write about the effects of alcohol on the psyche of young women," says frontman and songwriter Davey Macmanus. "When I worked in the London parks, there would be twelve-year-old girls drunk in the toilets at two in the afternoon on a school day. Everyday, I would have to throw them out, and they would scream at me. Alcohol is the lowest common denominator in terms of drugs. It's the easiest to get and therefore the most widely destructive."
The Crimea's debut Warners single 'Lottery Winners On Acid' hit the Top 40 upon its release at the start of the year and was both Zane Lowe's Single Of The Week and an MTV2 Video Of The Week.
'Tragedy Rocks' is a lush and lacerating collection of edgy and melodic cocktails sweetened by sonic ambition and spiked with debauched, bitter-funny tales of mean streets, meaner romance, good gin and not-so-good times.
One of The Crimea's earliest breaks came when Davey spotted Fran Healy of Travis and took his chance to pass him a demo. A week later The Crimea opened for Travis at Brixton Academy. Kings Of Leon were also suitably impressed with The Crimea's demo and again offered them a support slot.
In the US, The Crimea have won a successive of great support tours following a sensational performance at SXSW. As well as a recent tour with Billy Corgan, The Crimea have also hit the road with Ash, The Bravery, Keane and Dashboard Confessional.
The Crimea are currently in the middle of a mammoth UK tour. For details please visit the sites below.
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