CROCODILES
Crimes Of Passion  Streaming NOW via NPR
(UK release date: 19th August via Zoo Music / 20th Aug in US via French Kiss) 
CRIMES OF PASSION

Release Date: 19th Aug (EU/UK) 
Label: Zoo Music (EU/UK)
Format: CD/LP/DL
TRACKLISTING
 
01. I Like It In The Dark
02. Marquis De Sade
03. Cockroach
04. Heavy Metal Clouds
06. She Splits Me Up
07. Me and My Machine Gun
08. Gimme Some Annihilation
09. Virgin
10. Un Chant D'Amour
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"Crocodiles' sexy, sardonic music, feelings of sadness and alienation are conveyed with a beautiful and life-affirming wall of noise." NPR
 
 
"All the songs are so instant that it makes the album something of an onslaught on the senses - multiple listens will be needed for clear favourites to reveal themselves in a slow strip tease…. [this is] a perfectly consummated marriage of British indie and Californian vibes." The Quietus

"‘Crimes Of Passion’ is a classic-in-waiting… Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez perform like men on career-high form." Clash

"Crimes of Passion is a stellar fourth effort and may prove to be the defining record in what surely will be a long career ahead for the Crocodiles." The Line of Best Fit

For me, Crocodiles represent everything I love about life-affirming Rock'n'Roll: they bring light out of darkness; they match reckless noise with the most beautiful melodies; they catch you off guard whilst sounding like the most perfect kind of right for the right here, right now.
 
They remind me of all the things I've loved but they also make me hungry for what I've not yet tasted.The claustrophobia and pain of the recent past is dealt with bravely and the road ahead is wide and open. It is all my favourite records playing at once; the trick to it being the truth; the truth being that great, life-affirming music must be bittersweet; anger is an energy that can be churned to positive. 
 
We who face the demons of derailment out to destroy dreams must harness the hate and turn it back on itself -- it is from this that great art is begat. And so these songs rage and chime at once, in organized chaos, like life. 
FULL UK/ EU DATES
 
23-Aug UK Chester The Compass
24-Aug UK Newcastle The Cluny 2
25-Aug UK Glasgow Broadcast
26-Aug UK Edinburgh Sneaky Petes
27-Aug UK Norwich Norwich Art Centre
28-Aug UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
29-Aug UK Manchester The Ruby Lounge
30-Aug UK London Seabright Arms
31-Aug UK Bristol Start the Bus
01-Sep UK Larmer Tree End of the Road
03-Sep UK Brighton Sticky Mike's
04-Sep FR Paris Le Nouveau Casino
07-Sep CH La Tour-de-Peilz NOX ORAE
08-Sep ES San Sebastian kutxa kultur festibala @ igeldo amusement park
11-Sep IT Milan Indie Summer Party @ Magnolia
12-Sep IT Turin Blah Blah
13-Sep IT Rome Black Out Rock ClubVia Casilina
14-Sep IT Padova Looop
15-Sep IT Marina di Ravenna Hana Bi
17-Sep AT Vienna Arena / Dreiraum
18-Sep AT Linz Posthof
20-Sep D Berlin Privatclub
21-Sep D Hamburg Indra
23-Sep DK Aarhus Radar
24-Sep DK Copenhagen Stengade 30
25-Sep NO Oslo Café Mono
26-Sep SE Stockholm Debaser Slussen
27-Sep FIN Helsinki Club Hori Smoku” @ Kuudes Linja
28-Sep SE Malmo Debaser
30-Sep NL Tilburg 13
01-Oct BE Brussels Rotonde Botanique
Charles and Brandon have been making music together since they were 18.  They met in the dirty glow of San Diego sun and now split their lives between New York City and London. Their music has grown up over the last decade just as they have. New blood in the form of producer Sune Rose Wagner of Raveonettes fame oversaw this recent endeavour and it was a quick, natural Los Angeles creation. Duncan Mills mixed for the third time, to maintain their catalogue lifeline.
 
Crimes Of Passion kicks off with "I Like It In The Dark," which could be their best to date; a joyous hymn to atheism and closes with the aching beauty of "Un Chant D'Amour," a simple and direct ode to heartbreak. These songs bookmark an album bursting with sounds inspired by the likes of the Soft Boys, Street Hassle era Lou Reed, the Notorious Byrd Brothers, the Jackson 5 and even Glenn Branca. This is certainly the most fully realised Crocodiles album to date. 
 
It is a sadly accepted impression that life is cooler in song, on screen, in art, or in poetry, but it is far superior when the creative process is fed back into real life and an album like Crimes Of Passion is borne.
 
-- Kristian Atkinson, Sonic Adventurer, United Kingdom
 
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