Sheffield-based thrillseekers THE CROOKES are back with a new single, a new tour, a new guitarist, a new vibe and plans a ‘plenty for their second album release.
And, as befits their vivacious new vibe, is their most hectically succinct New Pop message yet. Vivacious new vibe? Why yes - lest we forget THE CROOKES are now men of domestic mystery and international intrigue after spending the past three years growing up in an industry where three months can make you look like veterans. Those lucky bright young things who clocked the 'Afterglow' video mere nanoseconds after it went live in early March will already know that this is a fitter, meaner Crookes: the fringes are a bit less floppy, the new songs are a touch more muscular, the attitude is a lot more...attitudinal. 'Afterglow' is one of those new songs with a great bloody shiny big chorus which goes "Oh oh oh oh" several times and does it very well because The New Crookes are all about getting to the point without losing their melodic instinct or their New Pop nous. 'Afterglow' is also the first single to be taken from their imminent sophomore album which is entitled 'Hold Fast'