The Rock City archives: 2013

Crowns, Rock City Basement

  • Thursday 19th September 2013


Confirmed in the basement, as part of Stick Tight

Having scrubbed the decks of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Mike Davies and Xfm’s John Kennedy

with their debut single ‘Kissing Gates’ – the good ship Crowns gets ready to set sail again

with their new EP.

The self-titled 6 track EP will be released on their own imprint – ‘Ship Wreckords’, distributed

by PIAS and available on CD and download. Their release date – March 5th 2012 – ties in

with St Piran’s Day, Cornwall’s celebration of their patron saint.

‘Full Swing’ – the EP’s lead track – showcases the best of the Cornish boy’s shanty-esque

folk-punk racket, crashing mercilessly from verse to chorus and leaving little room to catch

your breath. Elsewhere the anthemic, shout-a-long ‘She Swears Like a Sailor’ is one for the

ladies. That is – if the ladies are foul-mouthed and can ‘drink you under the table’. True to

form, Crowns rabble-rousing originals sit side-by-side with traditional Cornish tune ‘Bodmin

Town’ – which has been dragged up from the old cobbled streets right into the 21st Century.

Continuing to strengthen their reputation as a formidable live act, Crowns ended 2011

supporting The King Blues on their November UK tour. As for 2012 – a series of headline

shows in London and the South-West precede the release of the EP – before they head out

on a 12 date UK tour supporting hotly-tipped punks SHARKS this spring.