Crows Share Wolf Alice “Slowly Separate” Remix
After the release of their brand new album Beware Believers, now available via Bad Vibrations Records. To celebrate the release, long time friend Joel Amey from Wolf Alice has taken the moody post-punk track “Slowly Separate,” and turned it into a 90’s hardcore dance explosion that could soundtrack a warehouse rave. On the remix, Joel said, “Crows are the only other band I’d like to be in, but I’m not talented or handsome enough, so this was a great way to pretend. Long live Crows.”
Crows have amassed a legion of die-hard fans since they formed back in 2015. Following the release of their debut album on the IDLES-run Bailey Records back in 2019, a sold-out UK tour with the British band also followed the album’s release, Crows immediately set to work on its follow-up.
We started writing the album in the downtime between tours just after releasing Silver Tongues in the Spring of 2019”, Cox recalls: “We were really determined to follow up the album as quickly as possible and keep that ball rolling and we were creatively in a really good place.” By January 2020 they were already back in London’s Fish Factory Studios (the same studio and team with which they made Silver Tongues) tracking what would become the Beware Believers LP. Their debut was a long time coming but this time around Crows had no intention of taking things slow and patiently. The new album was quickly coming along, they were playing to busier and busier crowds and were gearing up for their first trip to the US for SXSW – and then Covid hit.
Not only did the arrival of the pandemic cancel their upcoming shows, including the US run they had planned around SXSW (2020), but it also put recording the new album to a sudden halt. For a band known first and foremost for their live shows, who were also right in the middle of a creative and critical surge, the lockdown-enforced break was initially hard to stomach. However, Cox admits that the album Crows came out with on the other side of lockdown was all the better for it:
“Once we knew Covid was here to stay, we took the first break we’ve taken since we released our first single ‘Pray’ in 2015. Being locked down for three months unable to finish the last bits of the record was very frustrating but it did mean we could come back to the album with fresh ears and make sure it sounded like it should: a true representation of Crows”.
“Beware Believers has felt like a marathon, a real endurance test that’s been a long, winding road filled with highs and lows and plenty of twists and turns. The majority of the themes on the album came from what was going on in the world around summer 2019, Covid wasn’t in our lives and the biggest impact was Brexit and the madness our government were putting us through. I was reading a lot of J.G. Ballard and Kurt Vonnegut whilst all this craziness was going on around us and it was a weird headspace to get into.”
Next week, Crows will set off on a UK/EU Tour in support of their new album, including London’s Scala. Other locations will be Brighton (Resident in-store), Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, and Berlin. Tickets on sale now here (full dates below).
Crows 2022 Tour Dates
03/04/22 – Brighton, UK @ Resident (In Store / Signing)
05/04/22 – Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
06/04/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
08/04/22 – Manchester, UK @ YES
09/04/22 – Birmingham, UK @ Muthers Studio
10/04/22 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11/04/22 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
12/04/22 – Sheffield, UK @ Sidney & Matilda
13/04/22 – London, UK @ Scala
17/04/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
18/04/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
20/04/22 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
21/04/22 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club
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