The fact they are signed to Warp Records, Sheffield's prime exponents of all things innovative in dance culture should give some indication as to what to expect, but believe me, that's half the story.
TheCrimea stick to the same recipe: upbeat, melodic, almost-anthemic and catchy choruses aplenty, with a wry wit to the lyrics.
Some places in Southern USA where guitars aren't messed with, rock has a country tinge, delivered by men who sound like Jack Daniel's cousin.
'Santi' is an impressive offering that makes you sit up and take notice of a band with punk roots but with aspirations to be much more.
Every song has a delicious melodic core, sometimes heading towards the sound of dEUS, but more often staying close to the 80s rock.
They may be the post-millennium sound of New Wales but their hearts clearly lay in another time and place - Album
The Ripps debut showpiece is full to bursting with rebellious lyrics, loose jaw & slurring vocals. Album
The tortured vocals and lyrics about 'joy and misery' comes across on the one hand as slightly pretentious - Single
This is a well-constructed, playful, single but never quite reaches the heights that it threatens. Single
With support from New York Howl - Live Review
Drums and Guns - Album Review
Operation Motorcide EP - Album Review
Mistaken For Strangers - Single Review
To Conquer - Single Review
Album Review - Putumayo Records
Late December - Album Review
This week on our Interviews and Reviews channel, we check out the magnificent new release Mirrored from Warp Records golden kids, Battles! we also take a listen to both The Crimea's sophomore release Secrets of The Witching Hour which is available to download for free from their website & The Voices The Sound Of Young America. Two Cow Garage receive a magnificent album review. We also have single reviews for Cold War Kids, The Kaiser Chiefs. Little Barrie, Bright Eyes & The Rapture!
The Funeral - Single Review
Going to a Town - Single Review
Heart Attack - Single Review
I Need Something - Single Review
Ok - Single Review
Living is a Problem Because Everything Dies - Single
Mans Needs - Single
Stop The Tape Stop The Tape - Album Review
Beyond - Album Review
Favourite Worst Nightmare - Album Review
A Tale of Two Cities - Album Review
Underdogs - Album Review
Cassadaga - Album Review
Rewind - DVD Review
M.E.N. Arena, Manchester - Live
Manchester Academy Three - Live
Opera House, Manchester - Live Review
The Roadhouse, Manchester 12/03/07 - Live Review
WA1 Bar, Warrington - Live Review
Support from Emmy - Academy - Live Review