Off the back of supporting IDLES on their sell-out UK tour and the release of their acclaimed debut album “Silver Tongues” on Balley Records, Crows release the final video from “Silver Tongues” today in the form of “Wednesday’s Child”. A wide-scale production on the theme of possession, it only accelerates the song’s intensity even further, with the director Sam Taylor saying the following about his involvement:
“After seeing Crows live a few years back, I was instantly taken in by their live show that even those who have witnessed can barely describe. My closest approximation was possession. If as the band and the audience had been taken by the devil and formed one screaming organism. Quite a Tuesday night, but it was clear, once it came time to do a vid for the guys (especially with a track written about the Salem Witch Trials) that this first and visceral experience was going to lead the story.
We were essentially left to it. With the trust of the band and their manager, a long researching and writing process began with 5 or 6 completely different stories and 5 or 6 completely different ways of the telling the stories. Dan Hawkins (who also shot the film) and I couldn’t stop chatting about the state of the West during breaks in writing and whilst going through notes on Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ the idea snapped into place.
Who doesn’t love a metaphor?”
The band were announced as the latest signing to Balley Records (IDLES, Heavy Lungs, Lice) in January and the first single “Chain Of Being” made Lamacq’s Livener on 6 Music and saw the band featured as Jack Saunder’s Next Wave on his Radio 1 show. The album received almost universally positive reviews on its release last month, and is already onto it’s second pressing of vinyl on Balley Records.
The band will play the following dates on their upcoming headline tour.
April 26th – Limerick, Kasbah Social Club
April 27th – Dublin, The Sound House
April 29th – Glasgow, Blue Arrow
April 30th – Leeds, Oporto
May 1st – Manchester, Yes
May 2nd – London, The Dome
May 4th – Brighton, The Prince Albert