Backstreet Lovers

The Crookes are an awesome calypso influenced Smiths-esque indie band that I adore!!

They  formed at University in Sheffield in recent years, previous single Bloodshot Days received widespread radio airplay and earned them a couple of sessions on 6 music, including a joint session with Richard Hawley on a special edition of the Evening Session with Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq.

I saw them for the second time last and was suprised by the lack of real music fans turning out, Mancs have always been known to be so discerning in their music taste but they don’t seem to open their ears and eyes to new music til its thrust in the face these days..

The Crookes new ep is one that i think everyone should hear, this band are going to be HUGE.. mark my words, their new single is ‘Backstreet Lovers’ which is the lead track off their forthcoming 8 track ‘Dreams of another day’ EP and the new video sums up their playful nature to a tee!

Last thursdays radio show featuring an interview with Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly is up for listen again :

Coming up on tomorrows show an Interview with Peggy Sue and more of the best new music from James, The Charlatans and more.. and on thursdays show there will be a break from tradition to learn a bit more about Thai Brides and Teacakes, a new play by the makers of Angels with Manky faces.  If you didn’t hear or see it, its a northern gritty play with an amazing soundtrack and lots of familiar faces.. Aces

Things on my headphones:



Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti

Frankie Rose and The Outs

Oh and this is just amazing, so gutted i didn’t get to interview them last week due to a traffic jam on the M1..


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