Tramlines Gets Exposed: The Crookes
Described previously as a fusion of “heart breaking melodies” inspired by kitchen sink realism, Steel City’s The Crooks, have proved themselves to be one of the most promising bands to arise from Sheffield’s flourishing indie rock scene. Formed in 2008, the trio have gone on to record three full-length LP’s, tour Europe and perform a string of headline shows across the UK.
This is all in addition to being hailed as BBC 6 Music’s favourite band and titled “Sheffield’s next set of musical geniuses” by John McClure of Reverend and The Makers. Drawing from the likes of The Smiths and Orange Juice the trio boast an enthralling sound, compiled of fuzzy guitars, big drums and joyous pop hooks. Last year saw the release of their third and most ambitious album ‘Soapbox’, which delivered 10 tracks of sun drenched indie pop.
The boys are no stranger to the Tramlines stage, having performed at the festival back in 2013 and previously describing it as “Sheffield’s Christmas”. You can catch their set Sunday the 26th July on Devonshire Green for what is set to be a memorable performance of indie pop bliss. For now you can check out the trios In Session appearance from back in 2012, performing the exuberant ‘Sal Paradise’ from their second offering ‘Hold Fast’.