'Lottery Winners On Acid'
The single released January 9th on Warner Bros. Records
'Superb, imaginative songwriting underpins the vibrant emotional rock sound of this five-piece – The Telegraph
'Catchy melodic songs are played inventively and intuitively by a magnificent five piece band' – The Independent
'Macmanus is a special talent indeed. Uniformly gorgeous' - Q
'Possesses an unrivalled individuality and charm'' Music Week
'Macmanus knows how to coin an arresting phrase, deliver a husky vocal and fashion a hook-filled three minutes" – Sunday Times
With praise for their debut album 'Tragedy Rocks' building by the day, The Crimea are poised to release 'Lottery Winners On Acid' as their debut Warner Bros. Records single on January 9th.
Evocative of artists such as the Flaming Lips and Pavement, yet with a unique personality of its own, the carnival-lope ride of 'Lottery Winners On Acid' is one of the most remarkable moments of the spectacularly inventive 'Tragedy Rocks' set.
"I ran off to Australia to escape the hideousness of London," says charismatic vocalist Davey Macmanus of his memories of writing the track. "I used Â£1000 my granny gave me when she died to buy the ticket. I'd never had Â£1000 before. I bought a massive bag of weed when I got there and then ran off to an island where I had my own little cove. I lived on a fruit diet and sat under a huge rock writing every day, eventually, this song came along and I went home."
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.
Davey is also a published author. His debut collection of short stories and poems entitled 'Unamazing Disgraces' is released through Shiny Beast Publishing under the pseudonym Kernel Krock. His friend JT Leroy asked him to read poetry at his latest book launch alongside Marianne Faithful and impressed the literati present.
Please turn over for The Crimea's upcoming live dates.
Upcoming tour dates:
18th – York Barfly
23rd – Bristol Louisiana
25th – Tunbridge Wells Forum
26th – Coventry Colloseum
30th – Chelmsford Bitterscene
1st – Winchester Railway
2nd – Aldershot West End
9th – LONDON – KOKO (Club NME)
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