Video(s) of the Moment #1905: The Crookes

By on Monday, 7th September 2015 at 6:00 pm

It’s been a transitional year for the Crookes. Drummer Russell Bates left the band in February and was replaced in August by Adam “Croftsy” Crofts. Also this summer, the band announced they were starting their own record label, Anywhere Records described by lead guitarist Tom Dakin: “We’ve always believed in taking a DIY approach to the music industry and the creation of Anywhere Records gives us a chance to put our stamp on something completely new; something we’ll have total control of.” Sounds interesting, lads. Oh! And there’s news they’ve been working on new material for album #4 since as early as April, so we’ll stay tuned for that.

But this is a video(s) of the moment post, and you shall have them. The group joined forces with Around the World in 80 Videos, a YouTube channel run by a filmmaking couple who post a new video from a new location in the world every Monday. Last week was the Crookes’ turn with a cut from their third album ‘Soapbox’, which ranked #3 in my top 5 albums of 2014. Abbeydale Picture House is a grade II-listed former cinema in the band’s adopted hometown of Sheffield, and set the stage for the pizza-fueled shenanigans chronicled in the promo for ‘Before the Night Falls’. The frenetic pre-show running around and up and down stairs in a venue reminded me of the craziness of arranging the interviews I did with the Crookes and the Heartbreaks at London Scala in 2013. Seems a lifetime ago. Also embedded below is a behind the scenes video to fill you on what went on in the making of it.



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