Crushing Blows are a two-piece, noise pop band from Derbyshire who have drawn comparisons to Battles, Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire. Despite their broad influences (My Bloody Valentine, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Pixies) the band have a developed a sound that is both extremely distinctive and exceptional.
Since forming in 2010, Crushing Blows have been championed by Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens (who put them on at The Social) and had airplay from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 & BBC Introducing. They have also played festivalssuch as Y Not, T in the Park & Liverpool Sound City and supported Cerebal Ballzy, D/R/U/G/S & The Xcerts to name but a few.
The new EP is due for release on 12th November through the band’s own label, Super Heavy Weight Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jim Cork (Crash of Rhinos) and the title track was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show.
We’ll have a full review of the EP this week!
Crushing Blows are; Andrew Foster – Drums / Vocals / Keyboard and Chris Jones – Guitar / Vocals.
Fri 19th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
Sat 20th Oct – Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (Matinee show)
Sat 20th October – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool w/ Bear Cavalry
Sun 21st October – The Library, Leeds w/ Metz
Mon 22nd October – TBC
Tues 23rd October – The Old Blue Last, London w/ Bear Cavalry
Wed 24th October – The Firebug, Leicester
Thurs 25th October – JT Soar, Nottingham
Fri 26th Oct – TBC
Sat 27th October – The Cavern, Exeter
1. The People You Will Never Meet
2. I Dream of Becoming A Girl
3. Love is Dangerous
4. No Halcyon