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New Music: The Crookes – “Dreams of Another Day”

1 Oct

I know I know my affection with British music is over the moon but seriously some of the best new music is coming from across the pond.  My latest find, The Crookes from Sheffield.  It didn’t take long for me to be addicted to their EP Dreams of Another Day and really dig their folk, pop, rock style that blends genres of music from multiple decades to create their own righteous sound.   Formed in 2008, The Crookes took off in 2009 being touted by BBC Radio jockey Steve Lamacq as “favourite British band of the year” and in September 2010 the band released Dreams of Another Day. “Yes, Yes We Are Magicians” and “Backstreet Lovers” are the two biggest highlights for me on the disc and make sure to keep an eye on these guys as they could be Sheffield’s next music hit following the Arctic Monkeys.