Formed in 2015 and boasting “more flower power than your local bakers” (a direct quote from the band themselves), Crimsons are one of the most intriguing bands to come out of Manchester’s recent musical surge. Consisting of Sam Cartwright (Vocals/Guitar), Lucas Berry (Bass) and Adam Kenny (Drums), the self-confessed “melody makers [and] hip shakers” have just released their debut single I Bring The Rain.
A dark and brooding dose of psychedelia, drummer Kenny drives the track along with unrelenting force. At times being almost theatrical, I Bring The Rain is aided along with haunting piano chords and gothic undertones. Frontman Sam Cartwright’s breathy vocals are effortless and ooze style. Flashes of guitars are scattered throughout and add to the track’s dramatic and unpredictable nature. Bassist Berry’s full-bodied bass revels in its own menacing and ominous aura, which creates another instrumental dynamic to Crimsons. Culminating with a burst of scuttering guitars and frantic percussion, I Bring The Rain ends with spectacularly arranged chaos.
Listen to I Bring The Rain below.
Catch Crimsons at the Kings Arms Festival on the 16th-18th of September, and also supporting Johnny Lloyd on the 4th of October at Manchester’s Gullivers.
In this first instalment of Nothing Left Unsaid’s ‘Introducing’ series, we’re proud to acquaint you all with Vulture Authority. The Manchester trio, consisting of Fionn Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tom Taylor (Bass) and Andy Stephens (Drums), describe themselves as the “rock band of the revolution mate” and have just released their self-titled debut EP. Recorded at Big City Jack’s Recording Studio, the four track EP is a mixture of effortless punk and sharp tongued wit.
The hasty and scuzzy Velveteen At Eighteen kicks off the EP with a great sense of urgency and desire. This is quickly followed by the rumbling Flight Mode, which features a riff that wouldn’t look out of place if John Squire played on The Stone Roses’ debut. Against Humanity is introduced by a menacing bass riff from Taylor, which sets the tone for the rest of the track. As Fallon sings about how he’s going to “rip the world a-fucking-part”, Vulture Authority swagger with malicious jurisdiction. Carcinogenic sees Vulture Authority “abolishing monarchies” in their quest to get “fucking anything.” Much like the rest of the EP, it’s raw and stands for no messing.
Vulture Authority’s EP is available for streaming in full over at SoundCloud, at the link below.
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