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Crows return with new single ‘Bored’ and announce new album ‘Reason Enough’ out 27th September via Bad Vibrations.

A much loved act in the UK scene, Crows return with new single ‘Bored’ as well as announcing new album Reason Enough out 27th September 2024 via Bad Vibrations, and a UK/EU tour this October/November.

In their almost decade as a band, they’ve seen support from KEXP, BBC 6 Music, Rough Trade, The Independent, BBC Radio 1. and have supported Wolf Alice in the states. Singer James Cox has also recently fronted band Humanist which have supported Depeche Mode on their arena tours as well as Jane’s Addiction.

Singer James Cox says on the new track,

"Like so many musicians today, being off album cycle means no touring, which in turn means looking for more day-to-day work options to make ends meet.

We wrote ‘Reason Enough’ in a period like this when we were all simultaneously working day jobs to pay the bills. And when we’re not touring, I become way more aware of, and susceptible to, the news cycle. Being bombarded by constant doom and gloom can create a real despondent maelstrom.

With what seemed like no hope for respite, or any change to my routine whatsoever, the song ‘Bored’ came out of that cycle of waking up and not being able to shake the feeling of wanting to bang your forehead against a brick wall."

The video directed by Manoela Chiabai (Tove Lo, SG Lewis, FLO, Depeche Mode, IDLES, Future Islands) gives a big nod to Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, to B movies of the likes of John Carpenter, to Camberwell and Freud’s The Uncanny.

Reason Enough is their third album, and is the one the band have taken the longest to write – partly because they had to fit the exercise around working full-time jobs, but also because of the freedom that was afforded to them around this specific project, which takes the post-punk four piece’s historically adrenaline-fuelled sound into fresh territory.

For the occasion, James Cox (vocals), Steve Goddard (guitar), Jith Amarasinghe (bass) and Sam Lister (drums), swapped their usual rehearsal space, a small studio in Homerton, East London, for the cavernous walls of a “weird little studio” – as Goddard puts it – in Stroud, Gloucestershire. More specifically, a former Catholic church and convent. The band parked themselves up in the church’s crypt, which was more conducive to inspiring the foundations for Reason Enough. Armed with dozens of ideas, they returned to London in a bid to finesse them all.

The result: a concise, 10-track album which goes a long way to show Crows’ sonic versatility. Their 2019 debut Silver Tongues put them firmly on the map as a punk band with an indomitable spirit and a penchant for abrasion, which they performed across the UK in support of IDLES on their sold-out tour. 2022’s follow-up Beware Believers, built on this mood and then

To celebrate the release of ‘Bored’, Crows will perform a special intimate show at London’s Third Man Records this Thursday 4th July - on sale now here.

Tour Dates

July 4 - London @ Third Man Records / Blue Basement

Oct 5 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

Oct 9 - Brighton, UK @ DUST

Oct 10 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute

Oct 11 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

Oct 12 - Dublin, IE @ The Soundhouse

Oct 14 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade Nottingham

Oct 15 - London, UK @ Village Underground

Oct 17 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange

Oct 18 - Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club

Oct 28 - Cologne, DE @ Yard Club

Oct 29 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer

Oct 30 - Copenhagen, DE @ Loppen

Nov 1 - Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

Nov 8 - Kortrijk, BE @ Sonic City

Nov 9 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes

Nov 10 - Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje

Nov 13 - Lille, FR @  L'Aeronef

Nov 14 - Paris, FR @  La Maroquinerie

Nov 15 - Tours, FR @ Au Temps Machine

Nov 16 - Rennes, FR @ Antipode MJC Rennes


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