CROWS – ” Beware Believers “

Posted: April 16, 2022 in MUSIC

We’ve got some more moshpit brilliance today from good old Crows, who have shared the third single from their forthcoming album “Beware Believers”, ‘Garden of England’. London four-piece Crows will release their highly anticipated second album, ‘Beware Believers’, on April 1st 2022 via Bad Vibrations Records. Conjuring a dark and visceral post-punk that’s been hardened by years of notoriously rowdy live shows, Crows have amassed a legion of die-hard fans since they formed back in 2015 and cultivated a singular, much-adored presence in the British alternative music scene. Equal parts ferocious and hedonistic, the incoming ‘Beware Believers’ LP arrives off the back of their critically acclaimed 2019 debut ‘Silver Tongues’, international touring and festival appearances, and shared stages with the likes of IDLES, Wolf Alice, Girl Band, Metz, Slaves and Protomartyr.

The spacey, psych-vibe chamber rock of this one comes with a video about a boxer taking money to fix a match.

The track follows January’s ‘Slowly Separate’ and February’s ode to true crime ‘Room 156’. 

On the album as a whole, the band said: “Beware Believers has felt like a marathon, a real endurance test that’s been a long, winding road filled with highs and lows and plenty of twists and turns.” 

James Cox (frontman): “The majority of the themes on the album came from what was going on in the world around in summer 2019, Covid wasn’t in our lives and the biggest impact was Brexit and the madness our government were putting us through. I was reading a lot of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut whilst all this craziness was going on around us and it was a weird headspace to get into.”

The immense intensity and their frenetic furiosity were no less than jaw-dropping. On Beware Believers, their high-powered passion is still intact and its sizzling sound evolved further into a mean Herculean rock machine.

Blistering hammer blows like “Garden Of England”, “Slowly Separate”, and “Room 156” are already noted in my end-of-the-year list of best 2022 knockouts. And reflective reality checks like the Joy Division-esque Healing, Moderation, Wild Eyed & and Loathsome, and the fantastic Meanwhile have the sonic vehemence to burn holes in your stereo.

Raging ad roaring all the way. Big tunes, big emotions, big scores.

This 2nd album strengthens Crows’ already significant position in the British post-punk rebirth of the past gloomy years, with bands such as Shame, Black Midi, Ditz, Black Honey, Black Country New Road, Lice and The Mysterines. Beware and believe me, Crows are here to stay.

“Beware Believers” arrives 1st April via Bad Vibrations. 

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