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The Crookes Fall Into Hawleys Arms
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Sheffield-based gigaholics THE CROOKES are heading back out on to the long and blinding road in early 2013, this time in the company of neighbour and spiritual mentor Richard Hawley. The quartet ended 2012 with a two month-long tour across Europe and the UK which peaked with a magical hometown show at the Leadmill, and now they will be playing out their Hold Fast New Pop heroics at these velveteen establishments:

February 17th: BUXTON OPERA HOUSE
February 18th: EDINBURGH PICTUREHOUSE
February 20th: BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
February 21st: LEAMINGTON SPA ASSEMBLY HALL
February 22nd: CAMBRIDGE CORN EXCHANGE
February 23rd: LONDON TROXY
February 25th: LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC
February 26th: HULL CITY HALL

This tour is of course excellent news for all Crookes fans who happen to think that Richard Hawleys Open Up Your Door is the greatest funeral song of all time. Certainly Hawley and The Crookes go back years ‚ the latter covered the formers Born Under A Bad Sign on their Dreams Of Another Day EP, and they have performed together in session on BBC 6 Music ‚ but aside from one show in Amsterdam in October just gone they have rarely had the chance to dine together in the nations finest backstage areas.

All thoroughly deserved it is, too: the start of the Hold Fast campaign saw a new guitarist join the fold as local lag Tom Dakin hooked up with the Crooked core of George Waite (vocals / bass), Daniel Hopewell (rhythm guitar) and Russell Bates (drummings). And Tom joins a fitter, meaner Crookes: the fringes are less floppy, the songs are more muscular, the attitude is a lot more...attitudinal. The Hold Fast album zips by in 33 lip-curling, coke-swigging, Beat Generation-referencing minutes because The Crookes are all about getting to the point without losing their melodic instinct or their New Pop nous.

Expect even more exciting Crookes-shaped gig news in the New Pop New Year¦
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