Crooked Hands - The Stream 
Crooked Hands - The Stream

Release Date: 1st July

I have to admit, when this one started my immediate reaction was "well this is going to be another piss-weak attempt to be Turin Brakes" which shows a lack of ambition or imagination in my book. Twenty seven seconds in, however, and this Newcastle combo go all Jeff Buckley on our asses with soaring, dramatic guitars and undulating drums. 'The Stream' is a slice of epic indie-rock that takes itself pretty seriously but in a very good way and takes you from folky finger picking and almost whispered lyrics to mountain conquering crescendos via some tantalising piano work and impressive vocal ranges. This is the first track to be released from an EP that will be coming out later in the year and on this evidence I am definitely going to be keeping an eye out for it.

Live Dates: August 4th – Bernicia Festival, w/ Little Comets