Single Review: The Crookes – Afterglow

By on Friday, 6th April 2012 at 12:00 pm

In the lead-off single to their second album, Sheffield’s Crookes demonstrate their ability to bounce around a monochrome soundstage like the cheeky chappies they are, whilst bashing out a good old fashioned indie-by-numbers tune. Crashing drum intro, big guitar riff, singalong “oh-oh-oh” chorus? Check, check, and indeed check.

It’s all about the business of growing old, something the young whippersnappers clearly know absolutely nothing about – they’re keener on eating guitars and tormenting their drummer by stealing his kit. But such curmudgeonliness is to spectacularly miss the point – this is a ton of fun, a spirit-lifting song for when one needs a reminder that life can be at its best when it is at its simplest. Cheers, lads.


The Crookes’ new single ‘Afterglow’ will be released on Monday (9 April) on Fierce Panda. The band will be touring the UK in May; all the details are under the video.


Monday 21st May 2012 – Manchester Sound Control
Tuesday 22nd May 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 – Hull Fruit
Thursday 24th May 2012 – Derby Victoria Inn
Tuesday 29th May 2012 – London Borderline
Wednesday 30th May 2012 – Stoke Sugarmill

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