The Crookes consist of George Waite (vocals/bass), Daniel Hopewell (guitar), Tom Dakin (guitar) and Russell Bates (drums). They live in Sheffield and infamously found (most of) each other, bleary of eye and dancing alone, on the indie dance floor at the city’s Fuzz Club near the close of the previous decade.
Five years, 40-odd songs and hundreds of live shows down the line, The Crookes are now hardly lacking in fans, followers or worthwhile friends but Don’t Put Your Faith In Me – the second single from their Soapbox album, itself released on fierce panda on April 14 (their third, which makes The Crookes the first band to release three albums on fierce panda since Death Cab For Cutie a decade ago) – still sees them revel in the role of loners.
You can catch The Crookes live on the following dates:
MAY 17 MILAN Lofi
MAY 18 MANTOVA Tresor
MAY 20 ZURICH Exil
MAY 21 LAUSANNE Bleu Lezard
MAY 22 LILLE La Peniche
MAY 23 AMSTERDAM Paradiso
MAY 31 SHEFFIELD Leadmill (Homecoming show)