“one of the most hardworking and prolific bands of the underground”
Steve Lamacq – BBC 6Music
2014 sees Sheffield-based The Crookes release their 3rd LP, ‘Soapbox’, for the Fierce Panda label. Over the past four years they have also released a string of stand-alone singles, one mini-album, and racked up an international gig-count that puts most other modern bands to shame. Last year saw them on tour supporting friend and Sheffield hero Richard Hawley, showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas and play two critically acclaimed shows in New York, all before disappearing to Italy for two months to record in a secluded church in the Italian countryside to record the latest album. Their hard work has paid off. Whilst on the road the band have built up a cult following known as the “Bright Young Things” and are at the forefront of the nascent NEW POP movement in the UK guitar scene. This devoted fanbase has translated to sold out concerts around the world including three shows in Tokyo and the main room of the legendary Paradiso club in Amsterdam as well as headlining festivals in Germany, Holland, America and Spain.