The Crookes Busk for Records
Sheffield’s latest musical export The Crookes have announced that they will return to their hometown to celebrate National Record Shop Day.
Currently embarking on a 43 date tour of UK and Europe to promote their debut album ‘CHASING AFTER GHOSTS’ on legendary UK indie label Fierce Panda, the band play Sheffield’s Queens Social Club on April 16th.
That date is also National Record Shop Day, an event devised in the US but now spread throughout the globe to celebrate and support the independent record shop. As fans of music and a belief in doing things the old fashioned way, the band were delighted at this coincidence and immediately developed plans to combine the two events.
The result is a busking set of their hits (and maybe some other people's too!) taking place outside Record Collector on Glossop Road in Broomhill on Saturday April 16th at midday. The band support Record Shop Day because they still passionately believe in physical formats for music rather than digital imitations and the romance of a record shop to discover new talent.
Russell Bates, drummer with The Crookes says: "The way we buy music needs to change, downloads both paid and illegal suck the life out of music and artists' releases! You miss out on the artwork which for me is as important as the record itself, saying buying downloads are as satisfying as physical releases is like suggesting you can have a suitably enjoyable experience viewing a Van Gogh on a postcard"
Barry Everard – owner of the shop for its 33 and a 1/3 years says: “Record Collector has been both a champion of all local music and a crossroads where musicians and local fans meet. I am honoured, humbled and frankly touched that the next major band out of Sheffield, The Crookes, are showing support for us by appearing at this Broomhill shop which fittingly is the local Record Store for the district of Crookes.”
You can buy The Crookes ‘Chasing After Ghosts’ and previous release ‘Dreams Of Another Day’ at Record Collector now or wait till Record Shop Day where the band will be happy to sign purchased copies.
Tickets are on sale now for their biggest hometown show to date – Queens Social Club, Saturday April 16th. 18+ only. £6.50 adv.