Off the back of supporting IDLES on their sell-out UK tour and the release of their acclaimed debut album "Silver Tongues" on Balley Records, Crows release the final video from "Silver Tongues" today in the form of "Wednesday's Child". A wide-scale production on the theme of possession, it only accelerates the song's intensity even further, with the director Sam Taylor saying the following about his involvement:
"After seeing Crows live a few years back, I was instantly taken in by their live show that even those who have witnessed can barely describe. My closest approximation was possession. If as the band and the audience had been taken by the devil and formed one screaming organism. Quite a Tuesday night, but it was clear, once it came time to do a vid for the guys (especially with a track written about the Salem Witch Trials) that this first and visceral experience was going to lead the story.
We were essentially left to it. With the trust of the band and their manager, a long researching and writing process began with 5 or 6 completely different stories and 5 or 6 completely different ways of the telling the stories. Dan Hawkins (who also shot the film) and I couldn't stop chatting about the state of the West during breaks in writing and whilst going through notes on Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' the idea snapped into place. Who doesn't love a metaphor?"
WATCH VIDEO TO "WEDNESDAY'S CHILD" HERE
The band were announced as the latest signing to Balley Records (IDLES, Heavy Lungs, Lice) in January and the first single "Chain Of Being" made Lamacq's Livener on 6 Music and saw the band featured as Jack Saunder's Next Wave on his Radio 1 show. The album received almost universally positive reviews on its release last month, and is already onto it's second pressing of vinyl on Balley Records.
The band will play the following dates on their upcoming headline tour.
April 26th - Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
April 27th - Dublin, The Sound House
April 29th - Glasgow, Blue Arrow
April 30th - Leeds, Oporto
May 1st - Manchester, Yes
May 2nd - London, The Dome
Crows formed in 2015 and have since built a considerable following for the intensity of their live shows which have seen the band members break bones as well as instruments. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and Wolf Alice in the past, the band will take their deafening live show on the road in support of IDLES for their sell out April tour.
With a string of successful singles and EPs under their belt, "Silver Tongues" has been a long while coming. Recorded in near total darkness to build a sense of atmosphere, the album fulfills both their early potential and confidently showcases a band comfortable across a variety of sonic avenues. From the monolithic noise-rock of the title track and opener, to the sky-scraping "Demeanour" and "Wednesday's Child", to the blissed-out closer "Dysphoria", each listen reveals new layers, fresh ideas.
"Silver Tongues" is a huge step forward for the band, not only musically, but emotionally. A touring band who have been through so much already, this album rightly took time: now, both Crows and the listener can reap the rewards for their patience.
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