Sheffield, England quartet, The Crookes, return to the U.S. tomorrow night to kick off a three-week tour in Seattle, and celebrate with a premiere of a video for "The Lucky Ones." Footage for the video was culled by songwriter/guitarist Daniel Hopewell from the band's spring tour of America behind the band's fourth full-length album, Lucky Ones, which arrived early this year on Modern Outsider in North America and Anywhere Records in the UK/Europe.
The Crookes have always been well read and versed in tales of love and the space in-between, but with Lucky Ones they prove they are dreamers who resonate more with a life well lived. Aesthetically drenched in color, Hopewell's lyrics are forever awash with imagery, as bassist George Waite's dulcet, honey-toned vocals opens up the emotions that come gushing out. Joined by guitarist Tom Dakin and newcomer, Adam Crofts on drums, The Crookes embody the adage that true expression only exists in a world of words said, adventures had, and change embraced.
The first single from the album, "I Wanna Waste My Time On You", arrived last fall, debuting at #1 on the FMQB SubModern chart, and holding the position the week following, ahead of Santigold and Beach Slang. The Line Of Best Fit said of track, "Its enchanting, distorted refrains build into a pop chorus purpose-built to sweep you off your feet."
A video for the second single, "The World Is Waiting", premiered via Noisey, who called the track, "more surf-ready then Northern England-morose." The single entered the SubModern chart at #6, with Lucky Ones entering the album chart at #2 behind David Bowie's Blackstar. Single "The Lucky Ones" debuted the SubModern chart at #7, tied with Bon Iver's "33 God."
09/15 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
09/16 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
09/17 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
09/19 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
09/21 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
09/23 - Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door
09/24 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
09/25 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
09/26 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
09/29 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op
09/30 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
10/01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk Indoors
10/04 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Green Room
10/05 - New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/07 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick Rocks