Crayons: Howling Tour

released 13th June and UK Tour 23rd June The Ruby Lounge Manchester

By Lee Isherwood | 6 June 2011

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Crayons – Howling at the Moon
released 13th June and UK Tour
23rd June The Ruby Lounge

Take heartfelt pop sensibilities that ensure accessibility, and cross them with forward thinking arrangements that veer from low-slung indie to fervent rock and roll grit. The end result could well be a Dunfermline four piece currently making more than a ripple on UK airwaves.

It’s with said sound that Crayons have emerged from their Scottish hometown into the limelight of Britain’s every-burgeoning new music scene. Now with the release of their single, Howling At the Moon, their rapidly growing fanbase looks set to significantly augment.

The lead track enters the fray with a ferocious cacophony of staccato kick drums and sparse guitar chords. These are then married with a powerful unified chorus, with the final potion a potent meld of powerful musicianship, like some call to arms or primal celebration of the sweat and smoke filled gigs the song invokes.

On the flip side the band offer up The Future Is Deaf, an anthemic piece built from rolling rhythms that erupts from its synthesized intro, springing to life as a summery, uplifting, sing-a-long crowd-pleaser. Made for good times and loud speakers, it’s a B-side only in name. Because Sean Defrancesco, Greg Robins, Andrew “Carty” Carty, and Nick Hernandez, the four guys responsible, seem incapable of creating anything other than stand out fare worthy of the charts’ golden years.

The band will also be taking their spellbinding show on the road, and venturing south of Hadrian’s Wall for a series of dates in England following gigs across Scotland. T in the Park’s T-Break showcase will mark the summation of the tour in June, by which point new disciples in musical towns like Manchester will surely have joined the fold.