Crows announced details of a UK headlining tour and reveal the dark, subversive video for “Chain Of Being”

Front man James says of the track:

“I’ve a strong emotional link with this song. It is talking about the similarly strong emotional link people have with religion and how many use it as a crutch to not deal with their problems or feelings and instead blindly leaving everything up to a higher power.

I understand of course that religion for some people is a source of peace but what I dislike is how religion can in turn also prey on their vulnerabilities.”

The video’s creative director Veronique Charlotte says of the video’s that it is “an abstract translation of a soul intoxicated by today’s society that finds the re-evocation of itself from torment and pressure from what has been imposed and not taught, from what has been decided and not chosen.

My intention is to communicate a transfiguration of a conscious awareness.”

The band were announced as the latest signing to Balley Records (IDLES, Heavy Lungs, Lice) last month and will deliver their long-awaited debut album “Silver Tongues” on March 22nd. The first single “Chain Of Being” has already been made Lamacq’s Livener on 6 Music and saw the band featured as Jack Saunder’s Next Wave last week on his Radio 1 show.

Crows will tour their “Silver Tongues” album with the following headline dates:

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
May 4th – Brighton, The Prince Albert

Tickets go on sale from Wednesday, 6th February at 10am

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.

Crows are:
James Cox (vocals)
Steve Goddard (guitar)
Jith Amarasinghe (bass)
Sam Lister (drums)

Crows will also support IDLES on the band’s UK tour in April.


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