‘The Crookes’ set up shop back in 2008, with the name derived from the suburb Crookes in their native Sheffield. Their music has been described as a mix of ‘heartbreaking melodies’ inspired pop music from the 50s and 60s and Kitchen sink realism. Steve Lamacq has nothing but praise for
Not often do you expect a band’s frontman to approach you first, promptly responding “I know” once you faintly introduce yourself just as a… er… teenage music journo starting off. (bearing in mind they’re practically famous with their strong video average of 300,000 something YouTube views.) That’s the thing about
After Savage Massiah's blistering set at Bloodstock, we caught up with JOFF from the band to see how it went for them!
Thanks for talking to Lyric Lounge Review. You’ve just blown the cobwebs off for everyone this morning, how was it for you?
J: It was awesome, really good, the crowd
We caught up with JB from Grand Magus, just after their awesome set at Bloodstock 2012, to discuss the new album, UK tour possibilities and his favourite Olympic event…
Hi JB, you’ve just rocked the main stage at Bloodstock, how was it for you?
JB: Really good thanks yeah, we had a
LLR: The themes in your music tend to flirt with the darker side of life. Where do you tend to draw your influences from?LaPlegua: The biggest influence when I’m writing is when I’m on tour, and when I’m on tour I tend to write more personal stuff, and it’s not
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1. Tony, there have been a lot of bands reunite in recent years and we understand you have no plans to reunite Black Sabbath. Lyric Lounge would like to know if you would ever like to get the band back together or do you
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1. You are constantly referred to as one of the hardest workers in the industry. Would you agree? What makes you work so hard?
Uh, I don't think of it as a
contest. I try to work hard at what I do, but then