“Kind of punky, kind of electro, a little bit thrash, a little bit pop. Crushing Blows may not be easy to describe but they are definitely worth your time to catch live.” – John Robb, Louder Than War
“Combining jaunty math rock with grungey 80s references and Battles-esque electro noise, they’ve managed to win over a host of radio fans, and it’s not surprising. This EP contains enough variation to keep the busiest of ears occupied.” – Artrocker
The band have just premiered their newest video, as seen on NME first you can watch it here-
Crushing Blows are a two-piece, noise pop band from Derbyshire who have drawn comparisons to Battles, Broken Social Scene and Arcade Fire. Despite their broad influences (My Bloody Valentine, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Pixies) the band have a developed a sound that is both extremely distinctive and exceptional.
Since forming in 2010, Crushing Blows have been championed by Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens (who put them on at The Social) and had airplay from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 & BBC Introducing. They have also played festivals such as Y Not, T in the Park & Liverpool Sound City and supported Cerebal Ballzy, D/R/U/G/S & The Xcerts to name but a few.
The new EP is due for release on 12th November through the band’s own label, Super Heavy Weight Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jim Cork (Crash of Rhinos) and the title track was made ‘Track of the Week’ by Simon Raymonde (Bella Union) on his Amazing Radio show.
Crushing Blows are; Andrew Foster – Drums / Vocals / Keyboard and Chris Jones – Guitar / Vocals.
Fri 19th October – Swn Festival, Cardiff
Sat 20th Oct – Carefully Planned Festival, Manchester (Matinee show)
Sat 20th October – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool w/ Bear Cavalry
Sun 21st October – The Library, Leeds w/ Metz
Tues 23rd October – The Old Blue Last, London w/ Bear Cavalry
Wed 24th October – The Firebug, Leicester
Thurs 25th October – JT Soar, Nottingham
Sat 27th October – The Cavern, Exeter
Sat 10th November – Fear of Fiction Festival (Bristol)
1. The People You Will Never Meet
2. I Dream of Becoming A Girl
3. Love is Dangerous
4. No Halcyon