The Crookes are one of those bands that I fully expect to breakout every year and then year after year they get overlooked. Well, I'm putting their hat in the ring again for U.S. success this year. Their music is incredibly accessible, radio-ready rock but that doesn't equate automatic success. In the U.K., The Crookes would be considered mainstream rock but in the U.S. I'd expect to hear them played on an Adult-Contemporary station like KGSR. If you are, or wherever, a fan of Oasis, Of Monsters and Men or Snow Patrol you're going to be a fan of The Crookes.
The Crookes - American Girls video via YouTube
There only seems to be one unofficial chance for you to see The Crookes at SXSW. However, I find it hard to believe that this band would fly all the way from England to Austin and only play three sets while they're here. Keep your eyes peeled for more chances to see them but here's a few to get you started.
- Wednesday, March 13th - Volumen/ACHE Producciones - The North Door - 9pm *OFFICIAL
- Friday, March 15th - Music for Listeners - Flat Top Burger Shop - 2pm
- Friday, March 15th - Latitude 30 - 11pm *OFFICIAL*
***Previously Featured Artist: Ex-Cops***
SXSW 2013 Pinterest Boards
SXSW 2013 Spotify Playlists
- AustinBloggy Twitter
- AustinBloggy Instagram
- AustinBloggy Facebook
- AustinBloggy Pinterest
- AustinBloggy Tumblr